Exterior of 1990s office to be reclad and interiors upgraded

Odos Architects with Groupwork & Amin Taha have won planning for the renovation of an early 1990s office building in the City fringe.

The project to transform Spitalfields House, on the corner of Middlesex Street (aka Petgticoat Lane) and Widegate Street, was granted consent by the City Corporation.

The six-storey, 47,555sq ft building, which currently has eight tenants, will have its office space, roof terrace and common areas upgraded and new retail and reception areas created on the ground floor.

The building’s exterior will also be reclad and new windows installed for owner Seaforth Land.

David O’Shea, founder and creative director of Odos Architects, said: “New reception areas have been designed to become welcoming spaces, not just to pass through, but to dwell, with seating areas and cafes. The material palate for these spaces has been carefully composed including patinated brass window frames, charred timber wall linings and newly exposed concrete soffits.”

Spitalfields House was built in 1992.