The refurbishment of an office building at Bishopgate in the City of London has been awarded to Collins Construction. This 14.5m contract allows Collins to revamp 3 St Helen’s Place on behalf of The Leathersellers’ Company.
Ranging between 20,000 sq ft to 30,000 sq ft, extensive structural works will increase the lettable floor area of the building. Works include demolition of the rear façade, roof, and fifth floor, followed by the construction of a new rear extension, and the addition of a new sixth floor.
Existing stair core will be formed with the rear extension for the re-location. The project also includes structural alterations to the main entrance of the building and the removal of ground floor slabs and steel beams so the floor can be lowered by one and a half metres.
A new mezzanine level and link bridge will be installed to create a striking. Also, an enlarged reception area will be constructed for keeping with the character of St Helen’s Place. The front façade will be restored with the Portland stone cleaned and new steel framed windows installed.
BREEAM Excellent rating is the focus area with this scheme. Collins team will be installing energy-efficient air-conditioning, rooftop solar and PV panels for meeting the set standards of BREEAM.
The original construction of 3 St Helen’s Place took place in the early 1900s and this will be the first major refurbishment. This is the final piece of the larger redevelopment of all the buildings that surround St Helen’s Place.
Royal Charter has founded The Leathersellers’ Company in 1444 with authority to control the sale of leather within the City. Now the company is supporting charity, education and the British leather trade while it no longer has the regulatory role.