Description of Walsingham House
Walsingham House is an office redevelopment in the City of London EC3.
The interior structure of the building is demolished, while retaining the Portland stone façade. New piled foundations will enable the construction of a steel frame structure, adding two additional floors to the existing eight-storey building and creating nearly 50 per cent more internal office space to provide a net internal area (or NIA) of 65,000 sq ft.
The retained façade will be cleaned and restored, and to achieve a targeted BREEAM Excellent rating, ISG will upgrade glazing with high-performance units sympathetic to the original art deco window designs. The 2 additional floors will feature curtain walling and contemporary Portland stone cladding.
Upper floors will be served by a single core featuring 3 lifts and 2 staircases and at basement level. The open plan office layout will be fitted out to a high Cat A standard, with a spacious reception area created at ground floor level.
Originally built in 1929 by the designs of Howard Souster.
The building is situated opposite the Grade I listed St Olave’s Church, near the Tower of London on Seething Lane, Crutched Friars and Pepys Street.
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