Description of 1-5 Benjamin Street
1-5 Benjamin Street and 98 Turnmill Street is a new mixed-use building in Clerkenwell, London EC1.
The buildings at 1, 2-5 Benjamin Street and 94-98 Turnmill Street are demolished to make way for the new 6-storey+basement scheme designed by AHMM.
The new development has retail units over basement and ground floor, offices and 4 residential units on the upper floors.
At ground floor level the development will have 3 retail units, the office reception, residential reception, substation, plant areas, cycle stores and courtyard.
The first, second and third floors will provide open plan office accommodation with 2.8m floor to ceiling heights. The offices are accessed through the reception on Benjamin Street.
The fourth and fifth floors of the Turnmill Street building comprise 3 residential maisonettes - 1 x bed and 2 x 2-beds. All benefit from outdoor amenity space in the form of either balconies or terraces. The fourth floor of the Benjamin Street building will provide a large 4-bed unit.
The development is situated opposite to Farringdon Station.
Project Manager: GTMS
Engineers: Heyne Tillett Steel and Scotch Partners
Quantity Surveyor: Exigere
Just before the redevelopment due to complete in 2018, 1 Benjamin Street mostly fronts Turnmill Street and comprises a 5-storey office 1960’s building with 2 commercial units on the ground floor – A1 retail unit (Cost Cutter) and A3 restaurant unit (Meze Meze).
2-4 Benjamin Street is a 4-storey building which dates from the late 19th Century. The building was originally a warehouse, but has been altered over time to provide office accommodation.
5 Benjamin Street is next to 2-4 and is a 2-strorey yellow brick building dating back to early 20th-century.
1. Islington Council Development Management Service Planning Committee Report Application no P2014/2950/FUL 25.02.2015 islington.gov.uk