LOM is reviving a 1980s office block at the centre of Croydon’s business district – transforming an outdated and underutilised workspace into a flexible, modern office building which fulfils the potential of its structure and makes space work harder.
The project for Mayfair Capital aims to create the perception of a completely new building, whilst extending it to provide extra floor space. While the essential structure of Dingwall Road is maintained, our design removes the original façade and creates a new, layered frontage using bronze-coloured columns and extensive glazing that sits behind them.
The entrance will be improved with remodelled stairs, a disabled access ramp and landscaping, improving the curb appeal of the block. It will be extended to the rear, as well as through the addition of a new floor, and terraces have been added at multiple levels to maximise access to external areas.
Maximising Dingwall Road’s potential is about more than a new beautiful façade and additional space – our work also makes it fit for more environmentally-exacting occupiers and standards. The project will improve the building’s energy efficiency and fire safety, with an overhaul of the structure’s insulation and cladding.
Collectively these measures will help the renewed Dingwall Road achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability rating.
The interior fit out will provide 5,300sqm of light, airy, open plan office space – with the flexibility needed for our new post-pandemic, hybrid working age. To create a welcoming, high quality look and feel, we have selected a palette of bronze, marble, concrete and light timber for the finishes. Meanwhile we’re introducing natural materials, biophilic elements and greenery to the common areas – helping to turn a sterile office space into a living, breathing environment able to support employee wellness.
The Dingwall Road project has received permission and work commenced in Summer 2021, with completion due in 2022.