1 New Oxford Street

1 New Oxford Street



Market Sector: Refurbishment, Retail, Commercial

Client: TIAA Henderson

Engineer: AKT2

Main Contractor: Mace

Architect: Orms

This iconic 1930s art deco office block has been totally refurbished to bring it up to modern day standards, whilst keeping many of the period features. The finished building now provides 12,250sqft of retail space on the lower floors and 95,000sqft of state of the art office space on the upper floors.


The original concrete structure has been demolished from the sixth floor up, and the columns up to this point have been strengthened back down to basement level. The strengthened columns have been connected back into the new central atrium core that forms a light well up through the new structure. Redundant internal concrete columns have been removed to create an open plan office environment on the existing floors. Two new floors, two new wings and a new reception level have also been added to complete the building.