Description of 1FA
1 Finsbury Avenue (1FA) is a 6-storey office development on Broadgate Estate in London EC2.
Occupiers in 2019
- Storey 73,000 sq ft
- Mimecast 113k sq ft
- Product Madness 30k sq ft
- Everyman Cinemas 11k sq ft
- Workday 30k sq ft
- Retailers include high quality grab and go lunch operators Farmer J, Nyokee and Butterscotch and Baraka, a Turkish-style restaurant and bar.
2019 - Pre-let 113k sq ft to Mimecast, 30k sq ft to Product
Madness, 11k sq ft to Everyman Cinemas, 30k sq
ft to Workday.
2017 - Mimecast has signed for 78,000 sq ft – close to one-third of the new office space.
The old building was completed in 1984 - the first of a three-phase office development designed by Arup Associates for Rosehaugh Greycoat Estates1. The 50 000m2 building is eight storeys high and was designed around a full-height central glazed atrium, capped with a large glazed lantern to allow occupiers to benefit from as much daylight as possible. At the same time, it was designed to be very economical in its use of energy with external shading devices to protect the building from the effects of solar gain.
A particular feature of 1 Finsbury Avenue was the design of the structure. The building has a steel frame with metal decking as permanent formwork for the concrete floors. The use of structural steelwork with sprayed fire protection allowed extremely rapid construction.
Source: The Arup Journal