20-23 Greville Street

20-23 Greville Street

Project Info

With the classic appearance of a period dwelling, this newly renovated, repurposed and vertically extended office building in Farringdon reveals a contemporary CLT structure within.

In this extensive refurbishment and extension project, most of the existing 1970s office building structure was retained, whilst two new CLT floors were added to the top of the building and an existing light well was repurposed to provide cycle facilities for occupants. This forward-thinking structure integrates low-carbon design principles through its use of renewable engineered timber, which has been dowelled for deconstruction and reuse.

Extensive research into the architectural history of the buildings that once stood on the site also informed the material palette. The perforated brass-effect façade, reminiscent of 19th century building design, was used to externally express the site’s history.

Through careful development, 20–23 Greville Street provides a modern and dynamic workplace, and an aesthetically rich and contemporary telling of a storied past.



Structural EngineerAtelier One

Wood SupplierStora Enso and Hasslacher

ContractorRED Construction

SpeciesEuropean Spruce (Austria); Baubuche European Beech (Germany) – PEFC certified

ClientSeaforth Land Ltd

JoineryDoug Phillips

Mechanical and Electrical EngineerWebbYates Engineering

Structural FrameHybrid Structures

PhotographerTim Soar