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 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.
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.
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