Argyll enlists Grand Designs House of the Year presenter in £27million refurbishment of London offices

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London’s office provider, Argyll, will carry out an extensive refurbishment programme led by Grand Designs House of the Year presenter Damion Burrows.

The programme will renovate over 275,000 sq. ft of prime London offices and reinvent the Argyll office space experience.

The project will see eight of Argyll’s owned buildings across central London refurbished, including 33 St James’s Square SW1, 1 Cornhill EC3, and Mayfair townhouses like 84 Brook Street and 53 Davies Street.

Working with Architect & Interior Designer Damion Burrows, through his practice DMBA, Argyll says it has created a new design standard for its office spaces, offering premium, private offices with a boutique residential feel.

New high efficiency LED lighting will replace low efficiency fittings, and new presence detection lighting controls will further drive efficiency by ensuring lighting is switched off when areas are not in use. Heating and cooling systems will also be upgraded with high efficiency modern technology, and M&E equipment will be reviewed and upgraded where possible with the aim to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions whilst retaining the heritage of the buildings.

John Drover, CEO at Argyll, comments: “We’re very excited to see work begin across our building portfolio. The project is about celebrating the unique history of our properties whilst adding state-of-the-art technology and modern furnishings. Post-pandemic, it’s great to see the business once again adapting to support customer needs and the changing world of work.”

Damion Burrows, designer and Managing Director at Damion Marcus Burrows Architects, comments: “Argyll’s offices are a classic combination of grandeur and discretion. Their clients demand the best, now more than ever post-pandemic, so creating designs for such beautiful buildings and impressive businesses has been a pleasure. The new design standard combines heritage and elegance with modern comfort and I’m delighted that we will be creating something truly special for Argyll’s clients.”