Reinventing the rules of premium office space design

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Project Overview

Client Legal & General
Project Value £21m
Expertise Building
Sector Office
Timeline November 2016 - December 2018
Location England - South and Midlands
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Project summary

We had the privilege of designing, constructing and extending 150,000 square feet of premium office space in the heart of the City of London – Senator. Located in Queen Victoria Street, overlooking Cleary Gardens, the £21.8m redevelopment featured the Category A refurbishment of eight floors and the creation of a new external roof level terrace. Striking new grey granite cladding frames the building with clean precision, creating an architectural statement in a historic part of the city. This inspirational work space was completed in December 2018.

The detail

The timely completion of Senator involved the design and construction of an extension, significant alterations and the Category A refurbishment of this prestigious Queen Victoria Street office space. Works included the stripping out of Category B office space and the delivery of Category A refurbishment to six levels including washrooms.

Lift lobby refurbishment to eight levels represented a further element of the works. The development, which achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating (64.27%), also incorporated the refurbishment of the existing reception and the provision of new cycle and shower facilities. A new external terrace at roof level, offering “breath-taking views across central London”, and landscape reconfiguration to Queen Victoria Street, have all combined to enhance the well-being and productivity of Senator’s occupants. In total, over half a million man hours were required.

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"GRAHAM’s successful delivery of this challenging project and the emphasis on collaboratively working with us, has transformed the existing building into premium office space, fully equipped to fulfil the expectations of a modern working environment and attracting global and world class businesses to invest in London," Mike Coplowe, Development Manager at Legal & General Investment Management "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,"

Nigel Fuller, Senior Fund Manager at Legal & General