The existing building at 85 Queen Victoria Street in London has recently been refurbished and altered resulting in a 7-storey building with 112,000 sq ft of category ‘A’ office space. Designed by Ben Adams Architects, the renovated property capitalises on its unique position between St Paul’s and the river with the new seventh floor roof terrace presenting stunning views from a café and new landscaping.
A striking new grey granite cladding frames the building with clean precision to create an architectural statement on arrival. In addition, the new extensive landscaped gardens in front of the building provides plenty of outside space, seating and greenery, a welcome addition to the public realm.
The works have been undertaken by Graham Construction on behalf of Legal & General. They include the erection of the roof pavilion at seventh floor, amendments and extensions to the existing elevations onto Queen Victoria Street and Cleary Gardens, and creation of additional pedestrian and cycle entrances onto Upper Thames Street.
Shadbolt were asked to assist with the refurbishment, manufacturing and supplying bespoke FSC® certified crown cut Douglas Fir veneered FD30 and FD60 fire doorsets with matching panelling featuring a white wash lacquered finish to match architect’s control pattern; RAL 9016 “Traffic White” factory spray paint lacquered fire doors and doorsets were also supplied.