The construction of 100 Cheapside, an impressive Grade-A office and retail development located in the centre of London, has been completed after a lengthy two year project.
Completing in late 2014 the striking structure is one of the last parts of Cheapside to be developed located between the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral.
CarVal Investors, Orion Capital Managers LLP, the City of London Corporation and Quadrant Estates joined together to work on the development alongside contractor Skanska UK and EPR Architects Ltd.
Graham Tyler, Director of Quadrant Estates, who is overseeing the development said:
“We are extremely proud of the quality of the building designed by EPR Architects Ltd. The spectacular building is offered as a whole or from 1,830 sq ft to 11,240 sq ft over nine floors and will have outstanding views from its ninth floor terrace.
“We have attracted significant interest from potential occupiers seeking a high spec modern HQ building with exceptional sustainable credentials in the heart of the City. The scheme also includes up to 10,000 sq ft of retail accommodation, which should appeal to major brands looking for high profile exposure in the City on this prime retail thoroughfare.”
The project, which completed in October 2014, saw a number of companies working on site. These included Waterman Structures Ltd as structural engineers, Hilson Moran providing building services, energy and sustainability and project management on the site by GVA Second London Wall.
Situated in a prominent position within the City of London the building comprises of 86,600sqft of Grade A speculative office space and 13,400qft of prime retail units spread over nine storeys. The building also contains a stunning roof terrace on the top floor which boasts spectacular views over the City of London.
The façade of the building combines the use of Portland stone and high performance glazed windows with stone surrounds, which are stepped back at the upper levels to form small tapering to reflect Cheapside’s heritage.
EPR acted as the Executive Architect on the scheme and aimed to achieve the highest sustainability and energy efficiency for the clients. Low carbon technology has been employed, incorporating, green and brown roofs to attenuate rainwater discharge to aid bio-diversity on the site. Grey water recycling, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaic solar panels and solar thermal water heating have also been used.
Cycle storage, associated showers and changing facilities are provided within the building’s basement, which helps to promote sustainable travel to, and from work. The building has also been designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent & LEED Platinum rating.