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GRAHAM completes £21.8m Senator refurbishment in St Paul’s

Author: Rob Joyce

Posted: 1 Feb 2019

GRAHAM has completed work on Senator in St Paul’s. Developed by Vantage, a joint venture partnership between Legal & General Capital and PGGM, the building provides 150,000 sq ft of premium commercial space in one of London’s most sought-after locations. 

Designed by Ben Adams Architects, the building has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment that capitalises on its prime location with a new seventh floor pavilion and rooftop gardens offering unrivalled views of London’s skyline. 

During the construction programme, GRAHAM reconfigured the building’s atrium to provide more natural light to the internal areas and introduced a new grey granite cladding to frame the building’s exterior. In addition to seven floors of commercial space, the development also benefits from a new flexible dining area, cycle storage and 5,700 sq ft of landscaped gardens featuring wild flower meadows to enhance the arrival experience for visitors. 

Nigel Fuller, Senior Fund Manager at Legal & General, said:

“Senator’s refurbishment has transformed the building and is testament to our team’s ability to reshape existing buildings in prime urban locations to make them suitable for today’s modern working environment. There is a huge demand for this type of work space from blue chip occupiers who recognise the importance of its work environment to improve its staff’s well-being and productivity.”

Digital tools played a major role in streamlining work flows throughout the different stages of the programme. For example, BIM 360 enabled the site team members to visually analyse the progress of the snagging phase and make evidence-based decisions, which ultimately sped up delivery. The building’s energy performance has also vastly improved, achieving a BREEAM Excellent rating. 

Rob Joyce, GRAHAM’s London office Director, said:

“This new commercial development in the heart of St Paul’s provides outstanding office space for occupiers and benefits from some of London’s best views. Throughout the construction programme we have worked closely with the wider project team to give Senator a new lease of life and improve its energy performance, which will reduce its future running costs.”