Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Granary Square and Coal Drops Yard, this landmark development offers 57,600 sq ft of contemporary office and light industrial space and is the new destination for creative enterprises.
Squire & Partners
Currie & Brown
Invited to join the architect and quantity surveyor early on in this scheme, we were able to utilise our delivery experience to bring true value in developing the design in line with the development appraisal.
With the façade optimisation strategy complete, and the detail of the full envelope wrap clear, we successfully transitioned to complete the delivery under main contractor, Volker Fitzpatrick.
Attention to the detail was of all importance, as we worked to deliver the full façade package across all areas, whilst managing the project on a logistically tight site where the building occupies the entire footprint of the location.
A concrete frame building with large column spans meant careful engineering to make the SG curtain walling work with a focus on limiting interfaces particularly at the slab edge with the feature beam a key focus. From the base glazing design to the main elevations, features were then added bringing the building to life. The design drove a stickwork curtain wall solution as slab infills with the feature beam supported off the stickwork to limit penetrations.
Expressed feature beams at each floor level provided support for vertical timber fins, a design that is informed by railway tracks and sleepers in keeping with the historic characteristics of the area. Perforated mesh screens around the building give privacy at day and a diffused glow at night. Design of these elements was important to bring the building to life in line with the intent.
To the rear of the building, solid wall build ups to party walls with aluminium and PV cladding cloak the building with terraces stepping back at high level. Architectural metalwork with copings and features finish the high level areas, with access to the outdoor areas.
This stunning building is part of a dynamic and growing network, and the subtle exterior pattern, smooth-hewn wood and corrugated metal panels all take inspiration from the area’s pioneering railway development.