Waterman are delighted that the extensive redevelopment of 160 Aldersgate Street has reached practical completion.
Greyhound Investing Corp c/o Mercer Real Estate Partners
Fletcher Priest Architects
The newly completed 160 Aldersgate Street provides 266,000 ft2 of extensively refurbished, high quality office space for the City of London market.
The 1980’s office block, situated above the deepest car park in London, has gone through a dramatic reconfiguration of the existing atrium, main entrance and upper level floor space to maximise the use of the basement, ground floor and office areas. The project consisted of the full replacement to the existing façade and building services, the creation of new open roof terraces and the inclusion of additional storeys.
Waterman were appointed for full multidisciplinary services including structural, M&E and fire engineering. In order to maximise sustainability whilst also creating substantial cost and programme savings we influenced the architectural solution and the number of additional storeys created through the concept of load balance by removing one storey and replacing with three to avoid substantial strengthening of the frame. We also developed a clever engineered solution to extend the front face of the building at each level to maximise floor area.
Our approach left the substructure intact and occupied throughout the construction period.
We also advised on the energy strategy and façade performance to meet Part L2 requirements and to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating. The scheme includes Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant and low energy cooling strategy incorporating DC motors on FCU’s, low energy lighting and high performance chillers.