A 10-storey commercial oﬃce development that doubled the office floorplate of the pre-existing building, delivering a high-quality, future facing workplace.
A shared low-carbon and sustainability agenda drove ambitious goals for the project, targeting maximum retention and reuse of the existing structure and facade. With the aid of a detailed forensic review of available record information and a range of innovative structural strengthening techniques, the collaborative cross-discipline approach achieved the targeted BREEAM Outstanding rating.
An excellent project-wide approach to minimising carbon and negative impacts. The structural team adopted a comprehensive raft of measures and demonstrated a noteworthy willingness to minimise strengthening of the existing building through precise investigation and analysis.
As a result, the project is a valuable reference to the industry at large for reuse of buildings and the profession will benefit greatly from the lessons learnt.
The completed building sets a benchmark for the environmental targets that can be reached now and improved upon in the future.