Soho Square

Soho Square

W1

Location

25 SOHO SQUARE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON

Date

1996-1997

Partner

MERCURY ASSET MANAGEMENT

Architect

ALLIES & MORRISON

Gross Area

60,000 SQ FT

The former 1950s building at 25 Soho Square housed a dingy rabbit warren of empty offices that had once been occupied by the Ministry of Defence.

We stripped the building back to its bare frame, extended its rear wall, built additional floors and a new front façade.  The steel frame of the building was badly rusted and required extensive grit blasting to bring it back into a serviceable condition.

Inside, light and modern open plan space was created, directed at the media sector.  On completion the building was let to a leading advertising agency at a rent never before achieved in Soho.