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London Office

670 m2


Client briefing and strategic planning, full cat a refurbishment including window replacement, w.c.’s, m&e services, accessibility, design concepts and detailed design, furniture specification and construction monitoring

Reception, member’s floor including meeting rooms, touchdown and lounge area, three floors of open plan agile workspace, new bike storage and showers and staff breakout space

We started working for Royal Town Planning Institute in Oct 2021 on the refurbishment of their Botolph Lane offices. The property sits within the Eastcheap conservation area, with the building dating from the 19th century. Several refurbishments, mostly cosmetic had been undertaken in the last 60 years, but the building was tired and not a reflection of the RTPI brand values. With a tight budget, further value engineering and a complex approval process the project needed a cohesive team approach.

The refurbishment has enabled RTPI to maximise the value of their property; with new windows, services and plant, the building is now Part L compliant with a much improved energy rating. Through reconfiguring lift lobbies and upgrading the lift and reception access the whole building is now Part M compliant and wheelchair accessible.

A simple Cat B fit-out provides modern spaces for both the RTPI and its members to work, meet and socialise.

“Shaw Studios were imaginative, focusing on the RTPI requirements with great attention to detail.
The transformation overwhelmed staff and members, creating a modern, flexible and accessible workspace.
Shaw Studio was sympathetic to the age of the building and the restrictions imposed by being in a conservation area. Stacey and Zedi were polite, responsive and helpful, demonstrating professionalism and dedication to the project. We would recommend Shaw Studio and would consider them for future projects.”

Anil Ramdhan
Chief Technology Officer RTPI