This urban business campus at 77 Fulham Palace Road was acquired by AXA Real Estate and Bell Hammer. Offering first-rate workspace in upmarket Hammersmith, the extensive refurbishment increased the floor space by 20%.
Gardiner & Theobald
Working closely with the team throughout the design development stages, the project involved intricate yet extensive demolition as well as refurbishment of the existing building and a complete replacement façade. Full responsibility for the external envelope was ours and the design was developed with meticulous attention to detail.
With very tight site boundaries, adding complexity to the installation methodology, we had responsibility for the full façade package, including air and weather performance of the building.
The existing concrete frame was stripped of the brick façade and balcony zone, and the floorplates were extended by up to 2m around the perimeter of each level. A full curtain wall façade then encapsulated all floors with SG around the main entrance at ground level and feature caps to all other levels.
4 concrete stair cores dominate each corner of the building and were overclad with a feature mesh which was then used on the main façade also. At 4th floor, the façade steps back on 2 elevations giving a terrace level with integral brise soleil to the curtain walling and balustrading to the terrace perimeter.
At roof level, a large rooflight caps off the central atrium and a mixture of acoustic and louvred plant screens run around the roof level enclosing the air-handling equipment.
The impressive building was completed to the highest standard and has achieved a BREEAM “Excellent” rating.