Highlighting the building's original features in conjunction with modern additions and carefully thought out exposed services has completely rejuvenated the building in a prime city location.
A mix of contemporary, high-end finishes combine with the exposed original wrought iron columns, beams and brickwork to deliver a highly desirable office space that maximises the building's own identity.
Spratley & Partners made significant alterations to the layout of the building. A new staircase provides a direct link between the ground and lower-ground floor office accommodation, forming a combined lettable space and significantly altering the offering. Natural light levels are also very much improved. The fourth floor now benefits from access to a roof terrace that extends the length of the property, offering a unique break-out space with uninterrupted views of The Shard and the London skyline.
The mechanical and electrical services have been completely replaced, as have windows to the front elevation; modern double-glazed units with new secondary glazing were added elsewhere. Secure external bike storage was added as were new shower and WC facilities.
90-98 Union Street is a thoughtfully designed, Grade A commercial office space, perfectly positioned within the prime Southwark market. Spratley & Partners have done an impeccable job maximising the potential of this building and it is a success in commercial terms.
Sam Winstone, Senior Associate, CBRE Global Investors