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Old Admiralty Building restoration

Transforming a world-famous London landmark into a new head office.

Our heritage refurbishment specialists have transformed the world famous grade II listed Old Admiralty Building into modern office space for 2,400 that can be used by Government.

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The magnificent Old Admiralty Building; our works to the facade and roof will also resolve long-term maintenance issues

Procured under Scape Group’s National Major Works framework, this CAT B fit-out and refurbishment, representing 250,670 square foot of commercial office space across five floors, now provides a modern and flexible working environment that will make the most of the famous landmark building for many generations to come.

As well as opening up the internal space and providing a modern IT infrastructure, our team's remit included new and modified MEP services, cladding to risers and chillers, ceilings, partitions, raised floors, window refurbishment and secondary glazing.

Over three years, our team carefully updated and modernised Old Admiralty Building's floorplate efficiency to ensure it can serve the needs of Government just as well in the future as it has done over hundreds of years.

Scope of works

  • Major opening up of building, including significant new steel work
  • New lifts
  • Full M&E replacement including plant and equipment
  • Asbestos removal programme
  • Protection of historic building features

Famous past

The Old Admiralty Building has housed some of the most famous figures in history, including former Prime Minister Winston Churchill when he was First Lord of the Admiralty, and James Bond author - and former naval intelligence officer - Ian Fleming, whose renowned ‘Room 39’ was located inside the walls during World War II.

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Maintaining the historical integrity of the building’s listed elements was a constant priority, including rooms once used by Winston Churchill

Inside the updated Old Admiralty Building

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  • Met English Heritage requirements for a Grade II listed environment.
  • Transformation and modernisation of previously outdated space
  • Underlines skills for working in busy city locations
  • Continues work on heritage buildings following Alexandra Palace



Willmott Dixon Interiors

The Bailey, 16 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EG


Tel: 020 7634 9600