Working in
the West End

A prestigious address in London's centre of business and entertainment.

The element
of surprise.

A stunning historic façade with striking interior spaces.
Pic 01. — Interiors conceived by award-winning architects Christ & Gantenbein
Pic 02. — Entrance to offices from Great Titchfield Street
Pic 03. — Lobby cafe and meeting point


High street retail units

Pic 01. — Occupying an entire city block with Oxford Street frontage
Pic 02. — 3,9610 sq ft of prime retail space

Abundant natural light

Pic 01. — Two lightwells with balcony or patio access on each floor
Pic 02. — Natural light from all directions

Secure and accessible

Pic 01. — 365-day building access and 24-hour on-site security team
Pic 02. — Secure post room with x-ray scanner for all incoming items

Prime office location

Pic 01. — Complimentary hot beverages for visitors whilst they wait in our cafeteria lounge
Pic 02. — Generous floor plates and ample natural light

Top of the line infrastructure

Pic 01. — Highly efficient destination control lifts
Pic 02. — High volume air exchange

Showers and bicycle facilities

Pic 01. — High-end changing rooms with showers, lockers and complimentary towel service
Pic 02. — World-class bicycle storage facility

A radical re-interpretation of UK House's heritage

  • Scope

    Christ & Gantenbein's UK House design expanded and redefined the building's entrance lobby, amenities and lightwells. The project was completed in 2023.

  • Concept

    The intervention draws upon the existing building's layered history and consolidates its striking external expressions with a new, modern, and unique interior experience fit for a leading business location.

  • Christ & Gantenbein

    Christ & Gantenbein is an international practice founded in 1998 by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the office employs a team of over 90 architects from 20 countries. The firm's most prominent projects include the expansion of the Swiss National Museum and the extension of the Kunstmuseum Basel, both cultural landmarks with global reach.

Pic 01. — UK House’s façade inspired by Hampton Court Palace
Pic 02. — UK House’s modern interior concept by Christ & Gantenbein

In step with London’s evolving business landscape


Work begins to construct the Waring and Gillow Department Store designed by architect R. Frank Atkinson. The façade is inspired by Hampton Court Palace and is one of the first steel framed buildings in London, allowing for large floor plates.

Construction is complete and the Waring and Gillow Department Store opens its doors.

The Modern Art Department is established, which acts as an influential force of modern British interior design.

The internal structure of the building is redeveloped to create an open plan layout for office use.

Credit Suisse occupies 110,000 sq ft to house their trading floors.

The young TV company, MTV, acquires 120,000 sq ft from Credit Suisse First Boston.

H&M lets prime retail space facing Oxford Street, eventually expanding to three floors including their office headquarters.

UK House is home to leading media and tech companies Dell, Arqiva, Schibsted, LVMH & Christian Dior, Essence Digital and Microsoft UK (Xbox Division), amongst others.

Renowned Swiss architects Christ & Gantenbein radically rethink the building’s internal common areas and lightwells.

Occupying an entire city block

Where Fitzrovia, Mayfair, Marylebone and Soho meet.

Oxford Circus Station
Tottenham Court Road Station (Crossrail)
Bond Street Station (Crossrail)
Victoria Station
Paddington Station (Crossrail)
Heathrow Airport