10 Charles II Street

This building, in the heart of Westminster, presented an interesting challenge. A narrow Georgian façade to the street led through to 11,000 sq ft of office space behind, split across six floors and a basement. The building was long and narrow, tightly enclosed, and with poor services throughout due to the number of small warren-like office areas packed in.

Our brief was to refurbish the entire block, as well as explore extension options and create far better flow from the front of the building to the back. The main street entrance had been a retail space and this was repurposed to become a gallery-style reception. From here, a new feature stair leads to a lower ground floor business lounge.

We explored a number of options for optimising the narrow floor plans of the offices and ensuring high levels of natural light. A new 656 sq ft terrace was added to the flat roof of the building, creating a space for occupants to enjoy while also increasing biodiversity. Spa-style showers and changing areas were added to the lower ground floor, where natural light was limited. Throughout the building, parquet floors, timber panels and brass finishes, along with natural stone and deep green tones, bring a fresh and contemporary feel to the new interiors.


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Chris Kelly
Robert Kennedy


MZA Consulting Engineers
Planning Consultant
Structural Engineer
Morph Structures
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