February 5, 2021
One of Soho’s most iconic office buildings is being given a makeover in a sign of confidence in the capital’s office market post-covid.
Global Holdings, advised by West End specialist Bluebook, has started work on a major refurbishment of the Richard Rogers-designed Ingeni building on the corner of Broadwick and Brewer Streets.
The award-winning HQ office building, with Yauatcha restaurant on the ground floor, will be rebranded ‘Broadwick’ and the comprehensive works will include the creation of an additional floor and terraces along with upgraded commuter facilities.
Joe Fuller of Bluebook commented: “This mould-breaking building, designed by a renowned international architect, has provided occupiers with unprecedented and unrivalled views over the West End for 20 years.
“The refurbishment is being designed by Hale Brown architects, respecting the original Rogers’ design principals. 28,000 sq ft of flexible and innovative space will be provided including a new duplex office floor with terraces over the 6th and 7th floors. We’re confident that the combination of intelligent visionary design and prominent location on one of the best streets in Soho, will have wide appeal in the market.”
Matt Hale of Hale Brown Architects adds: “The rooftop extension and refurbishment works have been designed to respect the original concept for the building. We have reinstated the mezzanine at the top of the building and on the office floors, the design of the high-level services and ‘ceilings’ are based on a factory-machined ‘kit-of-parts’, that can be easily adapted by incoming tenants”
The refurbishment will be completed during Q4 2021.