33 Central shortlisted for ‘Best Commercial Workplace’ at BCO Awards
We are delighted that 33 Central has been shortlisted for ‘Best Commercial Workplace’ at the BCO Regional Awards in London.
The widely respected British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards is one of the most relevant within the commercial property sector for developers and occupiers, demonstrating how the best designed office space can support well-being of staff, increase efficiency and serve the business over time. The category ‘Commercial Workplace’ recognises a new building initiated on a speculative basis for commercial letting including buildings that are substantially pre-let or sold on to an occupier.
33 Central is a unique Grade A office building comprising 227,000ft2 across 11-storeys. Its prime location on King William Street near London Bridge offers magnificent views along the River Thames.
The design of the building has drawn on a ‘contextual modernist’ approach to address the surrounding landscape and draw out the site’s inherent value and character. Key features of the development include a double height reception of over 4,300ft2, secure storage for 237 bicycles, and a quarter acre roof top garden offering panoramic views of London’s iconic landmarks.
Working alongside John Robertson Architects, Waterman was appointed by HB Reavis to provide structural engineering services. From an engineering perspective, one of the project’s unique selling points which adds significantly to the sustainability credentials of the scheme, is the extent of foundation reuse where our team was able to justify the use of all 160 existing piles and reinforced concrete raft. 21,000 tonnes of the original building concrete structure was reused, representing approximately 50% of the total.
The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 18th April at London Hilton, Park Lane.
Congratulations to all those involved in this project!