The Duchy invests in Grade A office space

Wellington HouseThe Duchy of Lancaster is creating 40,000 sq ft of Grade A office space in the heart of London with a £9million refurbishment of Wellington House located on its Savoy estate.

Prominently located on the corner of the Strand and Lancaster Place, the building was originally constructed in the 1930s and comprises seven floors, all of which are currently being upgraded to provide high-quality office accommodation.

Due for completion in July 2012, the refurbishment includes the demolition and reconstruction of the seventh floor including a new terrace with views over the river Thames. All of the floor plates are being reconfigured and made larger to create flexible, open space throughout.

“This project forms part of our strategy to continuously upgrade and enhance our Savoy estate,” said Paul Clarke, CEO and Clerk of The Duchy of Lancaster. “It represents a significant investment which will meet the ever increasing demand for Grade A office space in central London. We believe that this will be one of only a very small number of buildings to offer this standard of office accommodation next year.”

The Wellington House project follows the recent refurbishment of Duchy House on the Strand into student accommodation, which has been leased to The Courtauld Institute of Art.