• 14 January 2019

Phase 2 of Barts Square completes

Waterman are delighted to see the completion of Phase 2 of the exceptional 2.3 acre mixed-use development at Barts Square, EC1.

Designed by innovative Sheppard Robson architects, the site which was formerly occupied by St Bartholomew’s Hospital is being transformed into 236 contemporary apartments and penthouses, 258,000 sq. ft of commercial offices, and 20,000 sq. ft of complimentary retail, restaurant and café facilities across 13 buildings.

Following the liquidation of its main contractor Carillion in January 2018, property investment and development company Helical plc swiftly took over, delivering the first and second phases of the scheme by the end of the year.

Working alongside Mace and McLaren, Waterman Structures were appointed to carry out structural engineering services for this ambitious development.

Phases 1 and 2a involved the construction of 144 spectacular residential apartments at Barts Square, boasting two secluded resident gardens, a five star 24-hour concierge service, spacious private lounge, bar and cinema facilities. This was in addition to 23,485 sq. ft of office space and 10,200 sq. ft of retail units, which opened to the public in August 2018.

Phase 2b saw the redevelopment of One Bartholomew into a 221,000 sq. ft Grade A office building, the largest on site. The 12-storey scheme benefits from a 6,000 sq. ft double height reception, floor to ceiling glazing and breath-taking views across St Paul’s Cathedral and the Shard.

Spa-like changing facilities have been included at lower ground level with 17 showers and 338 lockers for its occupiers, in addition to 338 bicycle racks.

Phase 3 is currently under way for the construction of the final 92 residential units and 10,700 sq. ft of retail space, spanning across Bartholomew Close and Little Britain, and linking to the rest of the site.

The project is due to reach practical competition in 2020.

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