ODOS Architects and Groupwork + Amin Taha are set to transform Spitalfields House in London. Seaforth Land, the London-focused commercial real estate investor and asset manager, has been granted planning permission by the City of London for the renovation of the building located at 110-114 Middlesex Street and 1-11 Widegate Street in London, E1.
Working with ODOS Architects and Groupwork + Amin Taha, Seaforth Land will renovate and reposition the 47,555 sq ft building by improving the common areas, building services and the overall tenant experience in the property.
Visitors and employees working in the building will benefit from new retail, receptions and café spaces at ground level. The office spaces and roof terraces will be renovated, and new basement bicycle storage and shower and locker facilities will be provided. The building exterior will also be refurbished.
Spitalfields House was built in 1992 and provides five upper floors of office space along with a combination of retail and office space on the ground and lower-ground floors. The building is multi-let to eight different businesses. Spitalfields House is only 2 minutes’ walk to Liverpool Street Station and to Spitalfields Market and sits prominently at the entrance to the pedestrianized Widegate Street offering prominent exposure to Bishopsgate.
Ed Sneddon, Head of Development, Seaforth Land, said: “Spitalfields House lies in an exciting area of the City that has undergone a vibrant transformation in recent years. We saw an opportunity to remodel and reposition the asset to appeal to the diverse range of creative businesses that are increasingly vying for space in this area. We can now move forward with our plans for this prominently located asset and work will start shortly. We are progressing rapidly with plans for all our assets with further milestones to come over the summer.”
David O'Shea, Founder & Creative Director of ODOS Architects, said: "New reception areas have been designed to become welcoming spaces, not just to pass through, but to dwell, with seating areas and cafes. The material palate for these spaces has been carefully composed including patinated brass window frames, charred timber wall linings and newly exposed concrete soffits.” Seaforth Land acquired Spitalfields House in 2017.