A Comprehensive Repositioning of an Iconic Building

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We have recently completed the final phase of our repositioning of 200 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1, an iconic 387,000 sq ft Foster and Partners designed office building held in our Great Ropemaker Partnership.

Through a multi-phase refurbishment programme, we transformed the office space to create innovative, high quality, Grade A floorplates to meet the strong demand of the tech and media communities. Once the offices were complete we incorporated new cycle centre and shower facilities to further enhance the building’s appeal.

The final phase of the refurbishment was to transform the reception area. We approached design studio Conran and Partners and Ian McArdle Architects to advise on the transformation of the tired, dated and inefficient space at ground floor level. As a result, we have remodelled the reception space to provide an enlarged seven-metre-high office reception, creating a stunning entrance to the building which also serves as an informal meeting space for office occupiers. In addition, our new café Outtakes is also available to the public, providing further amenity to the building and local area.

The design makes use of authentic materials, such as terrazzo and leather, to compliment the building’s architecture as well as incorporating a green wall to provide a focal point and enhanced sense of well-being for occupiers and visitors.

The new reception area, together with a 10 storey, 4,500 sq ft atrium, floods the building with light, greatly improving the customer offer and helping to increase the building’s presence on the street.

To further extend the services we offer to the building’s occupiers, we introduced our first ever building app and lifestyle manager, providing an exclusive concierge service to help support the everyday demands of the building’s users.

Together, our activities have improved both the building infrastructure and the services we provide, delivering an exciting and collaborative space in which our occupiers can thrive.

"200 Gray’s Inn Road encapsulates our ethos around curating ways of living and applies this to a commercial space…blurring the boundaries between work and leisure to create strong, characterful places. As well as providing a more distinctive and welcoming reception for the building as a whole, we have reconfigured the ground floor areas to encourage people from all parts of the building to use the area as if it were an extension of their own offices."
Simon  Kincaaid
Simon Kincaaid
Partner, Conran and Partners