Refurbishment of first building in 1980s development which defined the speculative office typology
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for British Land and GIC (joint venture)
Contract value: £65m
Cost per m2: £1,779
The grade II listed 1980s building, designed by Arup Associates/Peter Foggo, was the first in the Broadgate development, defining the speculative office typology in London. AHMM’s refurbishment makes several interventions, including additional roof terraces and connecting the ground floor with the public realm, shifting the emphasis from single tenancy to mixed-use retail, leisure and flexible co-working office space. The original steel frame has been exposed, contributing to an industrial aesthetic. Foggo’s original concept for a public route connecting neighbouring streets has been reinstated. An installation by Studio Myerscough sits in the centre of the lower atrium.