Major refurbishment of One Bow Churchyard completes
The major refurbishment of One Bow Churchyard, a six-storey commercial building in the heart of the City of London, has completed. The 37,000 ft2 commercial space was pre-let by legal firm Shoosmiths.
Appointed by Aviva Investors to deliver the base build scheme, our team worked alongside architect TP Bennett and project manager RLB, providing full design services for MEP, structures, acoustics and BREEAM. The design includes bespoke features to accommodate the tenant’s fit-out requirements including infrastructure to support a top-floor conference facility. The ground floor works included enhancement of the separate shell and core retail demise whilst the one-storey basement will provide wellness facilities and electric car charging points in the car park area.
The building was designed to feature energy efficiency enhancements in the façade with high performance windows and our building services team specified a low energy ‘hybrid’ VRF heating and cooling system which uses R32 refrigerant to minimise environmental impact. Our structural experts provided guidance on the building adaptations which have modernised and transformed this building.
Ben Stallwood, Development Director for Aviva Investors, said: “We are pleased to see this environmentally-focused scheme complete. Waterman’s strong leadership of the M&E strategy has helped us to deliver a truly sustainable facility.”
Mark Terndrup, Managing Director of Waterman Building Services – South, said: “I’m delighted to see the completion of this incredible project. It has been a great collaborative effort with Aviva Investors and the rest of the project team. Aviva actively promoted a strategy to use innovative solutions to improve the projects carbon footprint as part of their environmental and social responsibility commitments. One Bow Churchyard sets a benchmark for the regeneration of commercial buildings, demonstrating that through intelligent design, the latest technology can be successfully harnessed to update existing facilities and meet the needs of a modern workplace.”