🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 BAFTA HQ
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.
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
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
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
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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