Arup, 13 Fitzroy Street, W1 London, UK
In January 2004 Arup moved into the first phase of the masterplan intended to consolidate all of the Arup properties into a 23,225m² campus. Phase 1 entailed a major refurbishment of existing 1960s buildings, and was carried out in association with LMS (now Derwent London), the freeholder. Phase 1 comprises a 10,210m² building accommodating approximately 750 of Arup’s 2,600 London-based employees.
The brief was to provide Arup with a campus that would link disparate buildings and provide both a striking modern image for Arup and flexible and efficient office space. The buildings had to be capable of being sub-let into a number of tenancies, whilst meeting industry standards for office accommodation within the limits imposed by the floor-to-floor constraints of the existing building fabric. The design had to encompass sustainability - a showcase building befitting one of the most modern and innovative engineering practices in the world. A mixed-mode passive and displacement cooled building was designed to maximise user control and comfort, whilst encouraging social and working interaction between groups. Upon completion, the measured annual energy consumption of 250KWhr was significantly better than the original building, which consumed 425KWhr.
- 10,219 m2