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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 The Wingate

Soho green


In bustling Soho, The Wingate was originally built in 1958 by renowned architects Sir John Burnet, Tait and Partners. At the time, it was hailed “an exemplar modernist office and leisure building”. It remains so today.


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🏢Building Details

  • Major refurb completed 2022

  • 70,000 sq ft – 9 floors

  • Mixed-use – offices + retail/leisure including Curzon Soho cinema


👷🏾‍♀️Developer


✍️Architects & Engineers


🌱Sustainability

  • BREEAM Excellent + WiredScore Gold + WELL Standard

  • Delicate balance struck between maintaining existing features + introducing contemporary elements: original staircases polished and restored

  • Windows replaced with openable steel-framed Crittall panes – improving ventilation

  • Bespoke reconstituted terrazzo – sourced from existing stone – enhances reception area + resonates with building’s heritage

  • New heat recovery VRV system provides comfort heating/cooling: with maximum flexibility + individual control for each occupant

  • Energy efficient LED lighting throughout + PIR control sensors in toilets


🥦 Wellbeing

  • Total outdoor space = 5,447 sq ft – with dedicated terraces on levels 4,7,8,9

  • Welcoming arrival experience: double height reception with lounge seating + dedicated concierge

  • Open-plan floorplates with ample natural light + large meeting rooms

  • Maximum occupant convenience: pre-installed fibre connection + end of journey facilities with showers and 47 bike racks


🎈Bonus feature

The reception features a unique + impactful Palladiana terrazzo – a historic Roman tradition. It uses large chunks of terracotta and marble set within a mix of chippings which includes distinctive blue semi-precious Lapis Lazuli. Pendulum testing was carried out on samples with varying degrees of the Lapis, to ensure highest levels of slip resistance.


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