Percy Thomas Architecture | Projects | Diplomatic Academy

Client Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Project: Diplomatic Academy

Location: Whitehall, London

Client: Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Services; Architecture, Interior Design, Space Planning, Structural Engineering, MEP Engineering, Project Management, CDMC, Acoustic Design, Fire Safety Advice and BREAAM Consultation.

Value: £50m

Design Stages: RIBA Stages 2-7

Project Completion: 2020

The Diplomatic Academy in London’s Whitehall has been a long running scheme that began with the refurbishment and remodelling of two storeys of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Grade I listed building on King Charles Street in 2015.

As a landmark building, with a range of historic interiors, protection of its heritage was essential, and a delicate balance needed to be achieved in maximising occupation whilst modernising the workspace.

Subsequent stages have seen the creation of a new-build learning and conference space, carefully designed and constructed within one of the site’s internal courtyards; along with the upgrading of the building’s fire alarm system which required careful alteration and restoration of the internal building fabric.

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