• BAFTA Headquarters
  • BAFTA Headquarters
  • BAFTA Headquarters
  • BAFTA Headquarters
  • BAFTA Headquarters
  • BAFTA Headquarters
  • BAFTA Headquarters

BAFTA Headquarters

Piccadilly, St James, London

Comprehensive improvements and expansion of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Grade II Listed headquarters at 195 Piccadilly. Expansion includes new top floor by restoring, raising and re-integrating two large Victorian rooflight spaces and decorative plasterwork, lost for 40 years, from the original 1883 galleries of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. Facilities include: cinema theatres, banqueting hall, multipurpose event and exhibition spaces, members’ bars, restaurant & club, roof terraces, meeting rooms and staff offices.

Proposals enhance BAFTA’s international identity as a centre of excellence for motion picture arts and games; sensitively balancing members’ needs with public access and revenue generation ensuring the charity’s long-term financial sustainability.

See the full transformation of BAFTA’s Headquarters

Watch an interview with Renato Benedetti on BAFTA’s Redevelopment.

  • Client:
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
  • Team:
  • Benedetti Architects
  • McDowell+Benedetti (to July 2016)
  • Price & Myers
  • Alan Baxter Associates (Stg1-3 only)
  • Harley Haddow,
  • Troup Bywaters + Anders (Stg 3 only)
  • Max Fordham (Stg 1-2 only)
  • Jackson Coles
  • DP9
  • United Design Partnership (initial Stg 2 interiors only)
  • LAPD
  • Charcoal Blue
  • Sandy Brown
  • Haruo Morishima Catering Consultant
  • MillerHare
  • MLM
  • BWC Fire
  • Lumina
  • Knight Harwood
  • Cost:
  • £33 million
  • Status:
  • Current
  • Published:
  • Architects' Journal
  • New London Best Buildings and Projects 2019/2020
  • Architecture Magazine
  • Stirworld
  • Awards:
  • Shortlist for NLA 2019 - Culture
  • “BAFTA’s ambitious plans will make our home at 195 Piccadilly an international centre of excellence for the motion picture arts. We are excited by the ideas and scope of the design by Benedetti Architects to fundamentally enhance every aspect of what we do while being sensitive to the character of the building we are so fond of. They feel part of the BAFTA family now and we look forward to working with them to build the project.”."
  • Kevin Price - Chief Operating Officer, BAFTA