Fans of Art Deco architecture will be disappointed at the news that Chambers & Partners has left its Miami Beach-style building in London’s Smithfield Market to a new home further west in the city.
Few of Chambers staff will be shedding a tear – the building was showing its age and the facilities were less than ideal for a company which has grown significantly in the last 10 years – but the move marks the end of an era for a company which has always had a quirky side to its nature.
The Saville House building at 23 Long Lane was in the heart of the fashionable Smithfield area on the edges of London’s financial district, and was in the traditional Art Deco style with colorful upper stories – one of few such office buildings in London.
As well as the need for more space, one of the triggers for the move was the proposed building of an underground rail-link beneath the building, which has led to local businesses and residents searching for new homes.
Chambers new office is a mile west of Saville House in Holborn at 39-41 Parker Street, London, WC2B 5PQ.
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