Greencoat House IImages1 / Information
Location London SW1
Status Completed 2000
The imposing late six-storey building had been spoiled internally by alterations and subdivision, so the brief was to reinstate its internal quality and unity, defined by the clear structural order of cast iron columns, steel beams and concrete arches, while creating modern office accommodation. A spacious new entrance area was also required, along with clear circulation routes within the building.
The lowering of the steps, and the addition of a ramp to address access problems, dramatically transformed the entrance area. Inside, the existing highly impressive Victorian cast iron staircase became the focus of the reorganised and enlarged reception area. The conversion of the former loading bays into offices and showrooms animated the ground floor and created a greatly improved connection to the street. A new penthouse floor formed the final phase of the refurbishment, with a ceiling height of 3m and full-height glazing offering spectacular views over Westminster.
Client Derwent London
Contractor Interior plc
Quantity Surveyor EC Harris
Services Peter Deer and Associates
Structure Price and Myers