The Foster + Partners designed building has been reimagined by leading architecture practice, Gensler to deliver a high-performance office environment with a focus on sustainable resource use. Meeting the needs of modern occupiers, the c. 13,471m2 Grade A office refurbishment will introduce a 478m2 roof terrace - carefully curated to create a series of distinct zones - from outdoor meeting areas and flexible event space to a sensorial garden, with a 250.8m2 multi-purpose indoor rooftop pavilion, providing panoramic views of St Paul’s Cathedral and City tower cluster.
The refurbishment aims to minimise the embodied carbon through recycling and repurposing materials, preserving the original structure, including its iconic facade and removal of fossil fuels, to create a zero-emission building in operation, enabling a more efficient and sustainable building for the next phase of its life. This will include passive design measures for energy efficiency, sustainable materials with responsible sourcing, and waste reduction initiatives throughout construction.
Upon completion, the refurbishment aims to deliver BREEAM Outstanding, WELL Platinum ratings and 250 kg CO2 / m2 Embodied Carbon which is 67% below RIBA 2030 Carbon Target.
Matthew Barratt, Director, and Office Asset Manager at CBRE IM said: “This is an exciting opportunity to revitalize an iconic office building into super prime office space. In the City of London currently, there’s increasing demand and limited supply of premium-quality, highly sustainable office space focused on employee health and wellbeing. This refurbishment repositions 10 Gresham Street with the aim to meet the demands and expectations of the modern-day occupier.”
Mace has been appointed and will commence construction in Q4 2023 with completion forecast in Q1 2025. Mace will help ensure the project delivers an estimated €8m worth of social benefits such as providing vocational qualifications, education outreach, well-being programmes, and a volunteering project for a local charity or community group. Mace has committed to deliver 150 volunteer hours, two work experience opportunities, and four community activities.
Knight Frank and Cushman & Wakefield have been appointed as Joint Leasing Agents.
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