Originally designed as an open plan home for a sole occupier, the reconfiguration of this West London landmark provides 3,500m2 of additional net lettable floor space and allows the building to be divided up for multi-occupancy.
The project involved stripping out the building’s feature ‘Village’ meeting place and the footbridges projecting into its huge six-storey atrium. Wide bridges of office space were then installed across the void from second floor up.
A new seven-storey steel frame had to be built within the existing building which ruled out the use of cranes. We designed the columns and beams to be no more than 4 metres long or 2 tonnes in weight which meant they could be winched up to a specially designed scaffold before being placed in their final position.
The project won a Silver Award in the 2008 Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards. The judges said the measures implemented by our site team combined “to give an excellent representation of the construction industry”.