55 Gresham Street is a major office refurbishment of an existing 8 story office block in the heart of the City of London. The new scheme will have a new level entrance and reception, with remodeled cores, new services, new façades to the South, West and North plus an additional new 9th floor pavilion.
Located approximately 100m from the Guildhall and a few minutes’ walk from the Bank of England, the existing building, constructed in 1991, comprises of eight storeys of postmodern design which detracts from the typical building quality in Gresham Street.
The offices will be fully refurbished and extended with the retention of the existing substructure, ground and above structure. New terraces will be provided at levels 7 and 9 by removing the existing rooftop plant and the street level entrance covered which will be reconfigured to provide step free access. A new glazed pavilion will replace the existing plant.
The external façade will be re-clad in composite stone more appropriate to Gresham Street streetscene, drawing inspiration from both the immediate built context and the wider history of the site. Inset panels set within the elegant stone framework crafted from metal and glass reference the surrounding Guild Halls typifying the history of craftsmanship in this part of London