The Gaslight

Refurbishment, extension and regeneration of a 1928 six-storey commercial building in the heart of Fitzrovia’s bustling restaurant district. The building was originally constructed for the Gas Light & Coke Co. and later becoming the headquarters of the British Film Institute.

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Recognising the iconic nature of the building, the project retained the original red brick neo-Georgian façade. A modern glazed rear extension and tiered courtyard gardens almost double the building’s usable space both inside and out.

The refurbished building was designed to accommodate a street level restaurant, a basement gym and four levels of multi-tenant office accommodation with maximum flexibility in mind.

Key Facts

  • Architect : de Metz Forbes Knight (dMFK)
  • Interior Designer : Bureau de Change
  • Project Management : Alford & Porter

  • Safe Contractor Approved
  • BSI ISO 9001 Quality Management
  • Pledge to Net Zero
  • City of London – Skills for a Sustainable Skyline