Staircase, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Ben Adams Architects, London, 2010


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Feature stair to office space 

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  • Feature stair to office space    
  • View of stair between office floors    
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  • Stair to office space    
  • Staff kitchen detail    
  • Staff kitchen    
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Bespoke plywood stair tower to connect the two floors of a busy architects practice

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios moved their London office into 20 Tottenham Street to give themselves a ground floor presence and a shop window onto the street. Their studio covers the ground and first floors of this building and is next to the Derwent London showroom
A bespoke plywood stair tower inside a larch covered timber box connects the two floors and allows natural light into the deeper parts of the plan. FCBS were keen to provide a public vantage point for their work and to offer a series of events throughout the year that engage the wider community. The ground floor provides for this by housing a large flexible cafe space with a simple white kitchen along one wall. Lunch for the staff is catered for in house and the space is used at other times for conferences, lectures, presentations and exhibitions.
The first floor contains more conventional studio space with workstations, meeting rooms and support spaces.


  • Begun: Oct 2009
  • Completed: Feb 2010
  • Floor area: 530m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £50,000
  • Tender date: Oct 2009
  • Procurement: JCT Intermediate
  • Address: Twenty, Tottenham Street, London, W1T 4RF, United Kingdom

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