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23 Savile Row, London, External Facades

23 Savile Row, London, Entrance Facade

23 Savile Row, London, Internal Atrium

23 Savile Row, London, Inside Office Space

23 Savile Row, London, Atrium Rooflight External View

23 Savile Row, London, Rooftop Terrace and Curtain Walling


23 Savile Row, London, UK

Located in the heart of London’s prestigious Mayfair district on the world renowned Savile Row, the new office and retail development at 23 Savile Row features an extensive scope of works by MERO-SCHMDILIN (UK) PLC.

Standing on the site of the former English Heritage headquarters, Fortress House, the entire site has been levelled and rebuilt as a high class Portland stone clad six storey office building, with retail space to the ground floor and a central atrium light well.

To the three external elevations of the building, MERO-SCHMIDLIN has provided 168 striking floor to ceiling punched windows, which incorporate a natural anodised fluted feature mullion. Along the ground floor of the Savile Row and New Burlington Place elevations, retail units feature large double height laminated glass windows, whilst to the ground floor of New Burlington Street double glazed office windows match the design of the adjacent retail windows.

A recessed full height glazed façade cuts through the centre of the traditional stone clad building, clearly identifying the main entrance on Savile Row to visitors. Electronically assisted glazed revolving and pivoting doors incorporated into the façade provide a welcoming passage into the building’s reception area. Overhead, an impressive natural anodised canopy frames huge glass panels, enabling dramatic views when entering the building of the specially commissioned bronze sculpture, ‘Verge’, by Joel Shapiro which is suspended above. The 60m² canopy floats in front of the façade between the Portland stone flanks on each side, through which hidden support for the canopy is taken. Full rainwater management within the canopy channels both façade and canopy runoff away, providing a sheltered entrance area.

Once through reception, the building opens up into a breathtaking glazed atrium well that draws the eye up to the glazed rooflight above.

Full floor to ceiling frameless glazing wraps around three sides of the atrium, whilst a seamless glazed balustrade runs along the atrium walkways to the fourth side of the atrium. The laminated atrium glazing is shuffle glazed into support channels above and below, which are hidden by flush naturally anodised spandrel panels secured via secret hidden fixings.

The flush glazing and panel arrangement provides a fresh, clean, contemporary look to the atrium that is undoubtedly the most striking feature of the building.

Each floor space is virtually column free, and features a high degree of natural lighting thanks to the floor to ceiling external windows, and floor to ceiling atrium glazing, all provided by MERO-SCHMIDLIN. With office space available across all six levels of the building, over 100,000m² of high class, naturally lit usable space is available.

An inclined glazed rooflight tops off the atrium well, channelling light into the building, whilst incorporating automatic opening smoke ventilators to allow smoke out of the atrium space in event of a fire. Long 5.5m glass panes and slender 100mm wide RHS support steelwork ensures the maximum amount of light enters the atrium below

Set back from the main building line, the fifth and sixth floor facades are constructed from a bespoke thermally broken natural anodised framed curtain walling system. Featuring high performance double glazed units, natural anodised panels and columns, and feature handrails, the curtain wall incorporates both automatic and manual sliding doors to provide passage onto the external terraces.

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Project Title:
23 Savile Row, London
_ Scope of Works: Design, manufacture and installation of punched windows, ground floor retail and office glazing, specialist ground floor doors and louvres, glazed full building height curtain walling facade to entrance recess, glazed atrium roof.
_ Cladding Details:

Naturally anodised aluminium panels, capping and flashings, laminated and double glazed glazing panels to various specifications

_ Year of Completion: 2009
_ Client: New  Burlington Developments Ltd
M_ERO UK Architect: Eric Parry Architects
_ Main Contractor: Mace
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