Situated in Finsbury Circus, formerly known as Triton Court, the Alphabeta Building was a complex refurbishment over nine storeys with a reimagined atrium at the heart of the design. This provides the best workspace for interaction, play and chance encounters, as well as quiet concentration.
Quartz Project Services
The re-positioning of this significant asset, involved a retained façade and heavy refurbishment which was driven by high-grade technical performance, materiality and sustainability. Our involvement began once outline design had commenced and planning permission had been received with the scope including the survey, design, manufacture and installation over 500 high specification replacement windows which complemented the retained façade. In addition to this we brought to life the vision for the complex and bespoke atrium glazing that brings the building together in a stunning central space.
The complexity of the project was accentuated by the retained structure with the amalgamation of 3 individual buildings. The approached commenced with exploratory works and a full building survey before moving through the stage 3 design once the concepts and approach were finalised.
Externally, the rationalisation of the façade was key to give a uniform appearance externally and to enhance the perception of one building. Other complexities were surrounding curved heads to existing openings, round windows and obscure structural limitations within the clock tower.
At roof level, a further floor was added through a steel frame which was then clad in curtain walling and stone cladding to create another level of office space.
The atrium design had to take into consideration the intense complexity of merging the 3 buildings into 1 atrium across varying levels. This involved taking it back to the original concepts to ensure the clients aspirations could actually be built, checking every element, signing off and re-designing where applicable.
The north and south elevations were clad in blackened steel panels and charred timber cladding respectively, giving a contemporary and unique feel to the internal space. Further areas of back-painted glass give a mixture of finishes across all the elevations.
The finished result is stunning and the clients vision is successfully fulfilled, with maximised lettable floor area that transformed the dated building to contemporary, desirable office space.