BCO Talk & Tour of National Award Winner: 1 + 2 Stephen Street

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BCO and Derwent London are pleased to offer members the chance to tour 1 + 2 Stephen Street, London. The scheme provides an example as to what can be achieved with creative thought, vision and attention to detail as well as being the National winner of the BCO’s coveted Refurbished/Recycled Award 2015.

Start Date / Time 06 Apr 2016 18:15
End Date / Time 06 Apr 2016 20:30
Venue 1 + 2 Stephen Street, London, W1T 1AL
National No
Region London and the South East
Type Tour
Available to Non Members Yes


Prior to this refurbishment being undertaken, this double fronted building, known as Central Cross, presented a tired and uninspiring face onto one of the Capital's busiest streets. Derwent London acquired the 260,000 sq ft complex on Tottenham Court Road in 2010. The rejuvenated and re-branded 1 + 2 Stephen Street now has a distinct identity and character, and the refurbished floors set the template for the future transformation of the whole building.

The former recording studios, loading bay and basement car park have been converted into Cat A office workspace. Three new roof terraces provide the occupiers with sought-after outdoor meeting and socialising space. The much improved environment with its broad mix of office, retail and leisure will go some way to restoring Tottenham Court Road’s status as one of central London's prime destinations.

Speakers at the event will be: Benjamin Lesser, Development Manager at Derwent London, Simon Whittaker, Associate at Orms Architects, Jonathan Ward & Richard Morgan, Engineers at Arup and Charlie Green, Co CEO at The Office Group.

This is an exciting opportunity to find out more about this redevelopment from the people behind the project. Enjoy some drinks and networking with your fellow BCO members and industry peers after the tour.

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18:30  Welcome by Benjamin Lesser, Derwent London
18:35  Presentations from:

Simon Whittaker, Orms Architects
Jonathan Ward/Richard Morgan, Arup
Charlie Green, The Office Group

19:05  Q&A
19:20  Tour of the building
19:45  Networking drinks
20:30  Close of event