Agar Street

London WC2

Refurbishment of office building (Grade II Listed because of its terracotta façade). including adding a 5th floor and a re-imagined fully glazed atrium.

Our Services: Project Manager, CDM Co-ordinator
Client: Legal and General Property
Contract Value: £12.3m
Contract Period: 1 year 4 months
Contract Type: JCT 2005 without Quantities
Awards: BREEAM ‘Excellent’.

BCO Awards – Best Refurbishment 2013 (Shortlisted).

In addition to the introduction of the 5th floor, the NLA on the lower floors was increased by diamond cutting the ring beam and extending the floor-plate inboard. The area of the atrium was reduced but the quality was dramatically improved by the feature glazing. Terraces were created on the 1st, 2nd and 5th floors and a new stone façade to the east elevation was constructed.

To minimise the impact on the Conservation Area and maximise the rental stream for the new fifth floor, plant was located within an acoustic enclosure on the 4th floor.


“We are delighted with the way the Design Team have successfully transformed a tired, outdated building into a modern, prime workplace which hides behind the two historic façades and the overhauled Agar Street frontage.

The design and delivery of the building has given Legal & General a fantastic product to let and they are very proud of its addition to their portfolio.” Simon Wilkes, Head of Development at Legal and General Property.


For more information on this scheme, or to discuss working with us, please contact Simon Daniels (Managing Director).

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