When 40 Furnival Street, a five-storey office building owned by global asset management group Columbia Threadneedle, came up for lease renewal, the investment firm took the opportunity to refurbish the outdated building.
Appointed for our experience delivering hybrid Cat A and B refurbishment projects and our structural expertise, we worked with Chartered Surveyors PB&C, and Building Services Consultants TPS, to update the internal and external structure of the building. This included upgrading the existing services and increasing the overall Net Internal Area (NIA).
The comprehensive refurbishment of the building now provides over 9,000 sq ft of Grade A office space. To bring the building up to date, a new ground floor entrance has been created with Portland Stone façade. Internally, the reception frontage has been refurbished and the services have been upgraded including a new VRV system, LED lighting, and bicycle and shower facilities have been installed. The original basement area has also been fitted out to be used as additional office space.
Due to the location of the building, there were a number of structural challenges to be resolved. Being a terraced building and hemmed in on three sides by commercial and residential buildings, all works that were carried out had to take into account these restrictions. In addition, situated under the adjacent building, 39 Furnival Street, is the entrance to the historic Kingsway Tunnels.