Redevelopment of an existing 1980s building in a prime City location near St. Paul’s Cathedral, comprising part demolition and part refurbishment of the existing building with significant new-build elements.
To transform the existing building, maximising floor area and rental value and to deliver high quality, energy-efficient, Grade A Cat A office space.
We worked with the client in the early stages to establish a clear brief that captured Orchard Street’s key objectives and project requirements. This allowed the project team to progress design, planning and third party matters based on clear instructions and agreed requirements.
We provided full project management and employer's agent services, and were retained after practical completion to assist the Client with incoming tenants.
The development support and existing tenant liaison services that we provided allowed us to commission early surveys within an occupied building to confirm design assumptions and de-risk the scheme at the earliest point.
The building has two additional floors, extended floor plates and reclad facades. It achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent.’
The building services installation includes passive chilled beam ceilings and under-floor displacement ventilation; a unique solution for City buildings and occupiers. The systems were chosen for their energy efficiency and space saving credentials and were embraced by the Client.
The scheme also picked up an award for City Development of the Year at the 2015 OAS Development Awards.