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“The one that’s basically just painted white.”






Alfred Place
London WC1


Client — CPC Group
Area — 5,600sqm
Use — Office
Status — Planning permission granted

Our proposal for the renewal of this site near Tottenham Court Road stitches together two existing buildings to create high quality and characterful shared workspaces for start-ups and technology firms in Central London.

Our preliminary advice to the client was simply to:

‘paint the existing buildings white and re-let them.’

Credit to that client however, they wanted something more ambitious – and of course we were delighted about that.

As well as additional storeys on top and to the rear, our design created a new social heart to the scheme by opening up double-height spaces through the ground floor slab – providing exciting new spaces for the tenants to socialise in, collaborate and build a community.

Unfortunately, complications with the lease led the client to sell the site to a new owner who decided to take an alternative approach with a different architect:

...which was to ‘paint the buildings white and re-let them’


as it was...

.... and then basically painted white - we’re architects so we decided to describe this as ‘ossification’ instead.

We’ve only ourselves to blame.






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17 — 19 Leicester Square
London, UK
WC2H 7LE


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+44 (0)203 490 1243
contact@mattarchitecture.com


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