Commercial Projects

Burrell Foley Fischer LLP has a wide range of experience in the commercial sector.  We have designed buildings and interiors for office use, including high specification workspaces, reception areas, and meeting rooms.  We have experience of providing the full range of conference facilities, including lecture theatres, meeting rooms, dining facilities, professional kitchens and associated accommodation.  We have successfully designed a number of mixed-use schemes which have included residential units, office space, retail, and bars and restaurants. 

We understand the importance of balancing the mix of quality, budget and timescale that is crucial to the success of commercial projects.  We have a strong track record in working with clients to establish a ‘brand’ appropriate to their project and ensuring that their requirements are fully met.

Office Fit-out for a Charitable Trust

The fit-out of new offices for a major Charitable Trust in the Peak building, close to Victoria Station in Central London.  Our clients have leased an entire floor of 1,000 sq m (10,800 sq ft).

We carried our space planning, design of the reception and partitioning to form meeting rooms and private offices.  We also advised on the selection of new furniture and the re-use of their existing furniture where appropriate.  The project was completed to programme and within budget.   
26-36 Wharfdale Road, London

Burrell Foley Fischer LLP secured Planning Permission for the redevelopment of this former purpose-built industrial printing works building, within the Kings Cross Conservation Area, into offices and small business units. 

The internal layout includes two floors of open plan office space and two floors of managed workspace, providing office space for small businesses. The existing pitched roof was replaced with a new storey, set back so that it recedes from view when seen from street level, and using predominantly glazed elevations to distinguish the contemporary addition.

Noah’s Yard, York Way, London

Burrell Foley Fischer LLP obtained Planning Permission for this office building in the heart of London’s Kings Cross/St Pancras area.  6,000 sq ft of office accommodation is provided over five floors. 

There is a ground floor restaurant with its main elevation onto a busy London street and external seating in the quieter rear courtyard, opening onto the Regent’s Quarter development.  The front façade retains the building’s historic character, with the original variety of bricks and painted signage retained, while a glazed rear elevation allows natural light into the modern office accommodation.   

Castle Quay, Bedford

Castle Quay Bedford is a mixed-use regeneration project for Complex Development Projects on a sensitive town centre site, comprising the former inner and outer bailey of Bedford Castle.  The development include 108 private flats, eight speciality shops, three restaurants and an archaeological park. 

The restaurants all benefit from a south facing terrace overlooking the Castle Bailey gardens and River Ouse.  The project won the Homes and Community Academy Awards 2009 for “Places for all – strengthening communities through culture and heritage”.

Chinatown, London

Burrell Foley Fischer LLP has worked with Shaftesbury PLC on a number of the properties in their portfolio in London’s Chinatown area.  We have provided a strategic overview of frontages to retail premises, having regard to Planning Policy, assisting the local Chinese community in strengthening Chinatown’s unique character and function, and the development aims of the company.  We have assisted with Planning Applications for individual projects designed to bring improvements to the public realm and enhance the retail quarter.

Kings Cross Central

Burrell Foley Fischer’s scheme tested the parameter plans for Argent Kings Cross, for Block J to confirm that the developers brief for mixed use D1, B1 and residential could be accommodated within the parameters for which Outline Planning Permission was being sought.  The linear site runs north of the Regent’s Canal parallel with the Handyside Canopies.  The proposals form a significant gateway to the new King’s Cross area, linking new developments and creating links to the surrounding streets.

2 Carlton Gardens, London

The renovation of 2 Carlton Gardens (Listed Grade II*) provides facilities for the newly established Institute for Government.  The remodeling of the second floor and development of the lightwell provides workspace for researchers; the reservicing and refurbishment of the ground and first floors, providing training and receptions areas; and the refurbishment of the mezzanine and basement, providing a catering kitchen and support accommodation. Flexible, well serviced facilities have been provided within the fabric of a listed building and a carefully detailed interior design scheme ensures that the premises reinforce the strong brand and values of this newly formed organisation.

41 Portland Place, London

The refurbishment and remodeling of 41 Portland Place (Listed Grade II*) and 8 Weymouth Mews provides a new headquarters for the Academy of Medical Sciences.  The project provides high quality reception areas and exhibition spaces, workspace for the Academy and for commercial rent to like minded organisations, a lecture theatre, and conferencing and meeting room spaces in support of the Academy’s programme and for external hire.  The project included the installation of new passenger and goods lifts, a catering kitchen and new services installations without detriment to the fabric of the listed building.

6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London

The remodeling of the offices floors at the Royal Society’s headquarters at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace created 30% additional deskspace within the existing floorplates through the removal of the lower section of partitions to provide larger interconnecting office spaces, while retaining a sense of the original plan form, rationalising circulation and creating a double height atrium within a former lightwell to provide a social heart to the offices. 

The complex phased development around a client in occupation, optimises space utilisation within the envelop of a listed building and a high quality timeless interior presents an organisation at the forefront of contemporary science, while valuing the heritage of its Grade I Listed headquarters.
Chicheley Hall

The restoration of Chicheley Hall, one of the country’s finest early Georgian country house estates, to form the Kavli Royal Society International Centre for Science, provides residential conferencing facilities created without detriment to the heritage. 

The main house, Listed Grade I, provides reception rooms and bedrooms, with high quality en-suite bathrooms, detailed using traditional materials and a new catering kitchen in the basement.  The North and South Wings, Listed Grade II*, contain en-suite bedrooms detailed in more contemporary materials.  The former Coach House and garage block, Listed Grade II, were converted to lecture theatres/meeting rooms with a new frameless glazed link enclosure providing covered access between rooms and break-out space.