195 Piccadilly BAFTA

London, UK

The iconic 195 Piccadilly has been the home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for the last forty years. The building is a central hub for all of the academies activities including specialist screenings, judging panels, members club, gallery and external events. To ensure the building remains a world-class facility an extensive refurbishment is currently being designed.

The refurbished building will include two top of the range cinemas, immersive events spaces, new roof terraces, exhibition spaces and club area. As a key part of the design team, led by Benedetti Architects, Charcoalblue are responsible for a complete reimagining and specification of the audiovisual and screening systems. This includes the screening room where many BAFTA awards are decided, a smaller cinema, presentation and gaming theatre, a fully projection mapped experience space, LED installations and a backbone infrastructure for broadcast and content distribution.

As the building is frequented by many of the leading lights of the British film, television and gaming industry, the design and implementation of technology must be of the highest possible standard. Charcoalblue are working closely with the client and many industry partners to create a space that is identifiable as the home of the moving image.

Project Details


British Academy of Film and Television Arts


Benedetti Architects


£33 million



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