Project Description

Office Refurbishment at 160 Old Street, City Fringe

Major refurbishment of a 1970’s building for Great Portland Estates in a rapidly changing part of London.

Challenging refurbishment of an early 1970’s building comprising of approximately 150,000 sq ft in a well-located site in a rapidly changing part of London.

The challenges relate primarily to the inefficient ‘E’ shape of the building, the high wall to floor ratio and the proximity of adjacent buildings.

Client: Great Portland Estates

Procurement: Two Stage Competitive

Project Manager: Jackson Coles

Architect: Orms Architects

Services: Hilson Moran

Structure: Heyne Tillett Steel

Partners view

“160 Old Street is a great example of where our refurbishment experience has been utilised to develop a challenging building. The building will deliver dramatic internal spaces gained through the conversion of the existing car park. We have worked with Great Portland Estates and ORMS to produce a scheme to contract and are currently working through the post contract phase.”
Peter Medland, Partner

Clients view

“With attention to detail, good understanding of the client, thorough interest in the market & collaborative approach with the design team. Never ones to sit on the sidelines, they make an active contribution and are widely respected by both consultants and contractors alike. ”

James Pellatt, Head of Projects Great Portland Estates