Morrow+Lorraine Appointed for Savoy Street

Savoy Street Street ViewInternal View_From Stairs            The Duchy of Lancaster has appointed award-winning architectural firm Morrow+Lorraine to remodel one of its prestige office suites on the ground floor of 9 Savoy Street, London. This will include the creation of a new, self-contained entrance onto the Embankment and the remodelling of the interior floorplate to transform it into a fully refurbished open plan space.

This historic five-storey building is currently occupied by a number of commercial organisations and companies, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Overlooking the Thames at Waterloo Bridge, the building has remained largely unaltered in terms of its external design since it was built in the early 1930s. Drawings exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1933, together with photographs dating back to 1932, show the full extent of the Art Deco styling to both the interior and exterior of the original property, known as Brettenham House.

Architectural firm Morrow+Lorraine was formed in 2009 by co-founders Julian Morrow and J-J Lorraine and has undertaken projects for many leading developers and estate owners across Central London. In September 2015, the practice won the Architects Journal Retrofit Award for office space under 20,000 sqm for its refurbishment of 116 Marylebone Lane, London.

Commenting on their appointment, Mike Andrews, head of commercial property for the Duchy of Lancaster, said: “This is a statement building in an iconic location and it is important that our proposals reflect its architectural heritage, while providing high quality accommodation and an attractive addition to the streetscape. We are confident that Morrow+Lorraine are just the practice to deliver this.

The Duchy of Lancaster is fully supportive of the Northbank BID’s drive to create a sense of place and purpose for the area and we want to be sure that any refurbishment of our buildings reflects this.”

Knight Frank and Farebrother have been retained as advisors and work is due to commence on the refurbishment in Spring 2016.