John Robertson Architects unveil Academy House

Bureau, JRA’s recently completed office project in London’s Fetter Lane, achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating in recognition of its environmental credentials.

Academy House – a 1980s building situated at the corner of Oxford Street and Poland Street in London – has been transformed by John Robertson Architects (JRA) into a premium office and retail space and forms part of the long-term regeneration of the eastern end of Oxford Street.

The scheme - which has been published in the Architects’ Journal, Architecture Today, OnOffice, Building, World Architecture News, and Architecture Magazine - has a long and rich history, previously home to a pre-eminent 1930’s art house cinema where Reading Festival-founder Harold Pendleton later ran the Marquee Club, the venue where The Rolling Stones and The Who made their debuts.

Responding to the site’s cultural heritage, John Robertson Architects collaborated with London artist Catherine Bertola and The Sculpture Factory to design Art Deco-inspired perforated steel entrance gates.