This project involves the complete redevelopment of an existing 1960’s office building at the heart of the Kennington Conservation area for Workspace. Following on from the success of Great Guildford Street Workspace appointed Pringle Richards Sharratt in 2015 to look at ways of regenerating this substantial but tired 60s office building.
The design turns an existing loading bay and car park into a new dynamic central atrium or winter garden at the heart of the development. This three storey south facing space will contain the main café, Club Workspace, break out and a conference suite. The rearranged main entrance will allow people to enter directly into the atrium before taking the lifts or stairs to their individual studios. The rest of the building has been broken down into a mix of small and large self-contained units in line with Workspace’s successful formulae that has helped spear head the revolution in the commercial letting market in London.
Full Planning Permission was secured in December 2016. The project is to start on site in March 2017 with a targeted completion in March 2018. The overall construction budget is currently around £14.5 million.