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81 Chancery Lane

Refurbishment and extension of a six-storey building on Chancery Lane to provide high quality office accommodation and a new vibrant retail space on the ground floor.

Image © Orms Architects
Image © Orms Architects

The Vision

The refurbishment and extension of a six-storey building on Chancery Lane for property developers Deerbrook Group. The redevelopment will increase and update the existing office space to Grade A office accommodation with a new inverted pyramid link joining the two wings, improve the Victorian façade and provide new vibrant A1/A3 retail units at ground floor level and basement, whilst relocating ancillary C3 residential to level 1.

The 5th floor and roof structures are being demolished and re-built to increase NIA and improve western views over Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The perimeter cladding to the existing light well has also been removed to accommodate the installation of a new inverted pyramid link between the two wings, thereby maximising floor space and improving floor circulation.

Our Role

For this complex project we were appointed to provide full project management and employer’s agent services including:

  • Procurement of D&B contractor
  • Change control management
  • Value engineering
  • Design management
  • Stakeholder communications
  • Performance monitoring
  • Risk management
  • Construction progress monitoring
  • Project finance/ cash flow management
  • Supporting the development manager in contractor and third party legal matters

Key Information

Deerbrook Group
65,000 sq ft
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor:
Structural Engineer:
M&E Engineer:

Special Mention

We are working with the designers to maximise internal floor area and rental income, keeping project administration clear and efficient in order to focus on proactively managing the team to deliver high quality within budget. Works are to be carried out around existing retail and nightclub tenants with minimal disturbance to neighbours.