BAFTA Headquarters

Veretec were sub-consultants to Benedetti Architects, working as part of a collaborative team on the refurbishment and expansion of the Grade II listed British Academy of Film and Television Arts headquarters at 195 Piccadilly.

Project Details

  • Location London W1
  • Status Complete
  • Sector Arts and Culture, Historic Building, Reuse
  • Client BAFTA
  • Services Project Delivery in Collaboration
  • Design Architect Benedetti Architects
  • Contractor Knight Harwood


  • New London Awards
    Conservation Winner
  • Surface Design Awards
    Supreme Award
  • Surface Design Awards
    Public Building Interior

This major renovation project sets about to enhance BAFTA’s identity as an international centre of excellence for the motion picture arts, balancing members’ needs with extra revenue generation to ensure long-term financial sustainability for the charity.

The expansion proposals include the reintegration of the large unused historic roof-light spaces which originate from the building’s previous use as the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.

Other facilities include cinema theatres, a banqueting hall, multipurpose event spaces, a members’ bar, a restaurant and club, meeting rooms, administration and staff offices and two terraces overlooking Piccadilly and the Grade I listed St James Church.

Images courtesy of Benedetti Architects.