First built in 1939, No 1 New Oxford Street has undergone major alterations and refurbishment under the direction of ORMS, modernising the building for a new generation of office occupiers.
Originally designed by architect Henry Philip Cart De Lafontaine as an ‘ultra-modern building of imposing appearance’, the unmistakable feature on the corner of New Oxford Street and High Holborn now provides 12,250 sqft of retail and 95,000 sqft Grade A office space.
The recipient of a RIBA London Award 2018, the triangular shaped building has had the top two floors rebuilt with a 9th floor supplemented on top. In addition, a newly formed atrium has been introduced which defines the interior of the building and provides good scale and natural lighting. All alterations have been carefully considered and made in the spirit of the original building.
The unique character of the detailing is consistent throughout, and this was the same with the doors and panelling. Shadbolt was tasked with manufacturing and supplying bespoke crown cut FSC certified European smoked oak veneered fire performance doors and stain finished European oak hardwood frames to match; matching FSC certified European smoked oak veneered panels and factory primed doors and framesets were also supplied.