Completion of Phase 1, Cannon Green, London
Cannon Green is a new workplace concept in the heart of the square mile offering approximately 82,000 sq ft of modern office space along with The Listing, a new concept Drake & Morgan bar & restaurant, business lounge, Gymbox gym, as well as a bike club and ‘Spanner’ bike repair shop, all under the same roof.
Civic Engineers acted as the Structural Engineers on the project for our client Ocubis. Working alongside John Robertson Architects we designed a new double storey, full height, structurally glazed, exposed steel framed podium building to function as the reception to two refurbished 1960s office towers and to accommodate a new bar/restaurant. A fine finished insitu concrete stair with inverted amphitheatre provides a unique transitional space between the reception and The City Pavilion shared office space above.
Further works being completed include increasing the height of the existing tower buildings in the form of two storey extensions with roof terraces and significant alterations to three storeys of basement to accommodate a new gym, bike club, server rooms and plant space.
Director Gareth Atkinson said, “This has been a fantastic project to be involved with. From the outset it was important to get inside the head of the original building designers through thorough research and investigation of the existing building to gain a solid understanding of how the structure worked. Once this was established, we had the opportunity to utilise a full suite of engineering design skills to adapt, restore and improve the building to meet the Client’s aspirations. The design process was extremely creative, and the opportunity to deliver some wonderfully detailed exposed structure was the icing on the cake.”