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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 BAFTA HQ

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This 2,050m² listed building was a tired, unfit-for-purpose, money-drain. Today it is a 2,465m² state-of-the-art flexible space – balancing the charity’s educational work with members’ needs and revenue.


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🏢Building Details

  • Comprehensive expansion + re-design of Grade II Listed building

  • Winner RIBA London Award 2023 (+ 11 other awards)

  • State-of-the-art event + office space


👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor


✍️Architect & Designers


🌱Sustainability

  • Improved EPC rating from G to B – with approx. 73% carbon reduction

  • Significant increase in usable area: doubling capacity + WC’s while enhancing fire safety, acoustics, thermal comfort

  • Expansion includes new top floor – by raising + restoring 2 large Victorian rooflight structures and decorative plasterwork considered ‘lost’ for 40 years

  • Integrates state-of-the-art technology + cost-in-use efficiency while sensitively balancing members' needs with public access + revenue generation = ensures charity's long-term sustainability


🥦 Wellbeing

  • Learning + New Talent floor at its heart: enabling inspiration, support, and training of diverse young creatives in Film/Games/TV

  • New facilities include 43-seat cinema/ theatre + members’ bar

  • Landscaped roof terraces added with views across St. James’s Churchyard


🎈Bonus feature

The building at 195 Piccadilly has been BAFTAs home since 1974. It is steeped in artistic history. Built in 1883 as the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour, it proudly showcases JMW Turner’s bust on its façade – and was rival to the neighbouring Royal Academy.


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