Barr Gazetas - Award Winning London Architect

7 High Street Ealing Broadway

Breathing new life into an iconic office building in the heart of Ealing

In Numbers

  • 15,333 m² net internal floor area (increased from existing NIA: 9,500m²)
  • 1985 building originally constructed
  • 1 new atrium reception
  • 2 central landscaped courtyards and 1 roof terrace
  • 4 floors of flexible office accommodation
  • 1:8 BCO true standard
  • 1,400 people in a new healthy work environment
  • 87.51% BREEAM Target - Outstanding

About 7 High Street

Formerly known as International House, 7 High Street comprises the complex refurbishment and remodelling of five floors of flexible office accommodation, set above a live shopping centre in the centre of Ealing. The redevelopment will provide over 16,000m² of modern office space wrapped around two vibrant central courtyards.

The new main entrance establishes a stronger public presence for the development through the use of complementary materials, colour and lighting, drawing users towards the entrance and revealing the quality of the office space within.

A unique and welcoming arrival experience will greet visitors as they are transported to the second-floor reception on escalators lined with a green wall. The new atrium reception, with its distinctive timber diagrid roof structure and roof lights, opens directly onto the courtyard ‘secret garden’ at the heart of the building.

The floor plates have been modified and extended into the courtyard, with the existing cores consolidated to create a more flexible and connected office space. The existing pitched roof will be replaced by an additional, set-back storey with an exposed CLT roof and terraces wrapping around the building.

Dedicated commuter facilities will be created on the first floor, including high quality changing rooms with enhanced cycle parking. Shared facilities and studio activity space will be developed to complement the building user experience. BREEAM rating of ‘outstanding’ in the new build areas.

The proposed design will establish an open and refreshing new identity for the building, using sustainable and contemporary materials throughout to revitalise the building and creating strong links between the internal and external spaces.

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