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100 Liverpool Street

  • London

  • Contractor Sir Robert Mc Alpine

Refurbishment and extension of 100 Liverpool Street in Broadgate

The project will give new energy to the existing outdated building, stripping it back to its structural frame and providing it with a dynamic new identity thanks to a new curving fa├žade and revamped public realm. At the building's heart will be a dramatic elliptical atrium surrounded by flexible office accommodation on bright, well-organized floor plates. Three new floors have been created at the top of the building, set back to allow for planted terraces and outdoor amenity space. The ninth floor has the option to include a new restaurant with a large accompanying terrace featuring amazing views out over the City. Three new efficient cores serve the office levels; they have been designed for maximum flexibility and are able to accommodate single occupier or multiple tenancies. The scheme also includes a number of high quality retail units on the lower ground, ground and first floors that will accommodate a variety of tenants. The building will feature an array of sustainable features that complement the significantly reduced carbon footprint associated with the reuse of the structural frame; it is expected to receive a BREEAM Excellent rating. It will include high-efficiency building systems, the re-engineering of the existing structural frame, photovoltaic panels and outdoor-planted areas on the upper terraces. Additionally, a significant cycle storage facility will be included along with a shower and changing facility. Due to be complete at the end of 2019, 100 Liverpool Street is located at one of the most well connected locations in the capital, directly adjacent to Liverpool Street Station. The new Crossrail Station, expected to open in 2018, sits directly to the south and refurbishments to the existing bus station facilities at the eastern part of the site are also planned.

Systems

  • Insulated double glazed unitised curtain walling with alumiunium fins

Architects

Hopkins Architects

Multi-awarded practice, Hopkins Architects have helped pioneer British architecture since its founding by Sir Michael Hopkins in 1976. With Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Terry Farrell and Nicholas Grimshaw, Hopkins was one of the leading figures in the introduction of high-tech architecture into Britain. It is now led by six Senior Partners and it's based in London, having completed projects throughout the world. Deeply-rooted architectural, environmental and social convictions guide its designs. The practice is known for its attention to detail, innovative approach to construction, honest expression of materials and its energy-efficient designs. Its first building outside of the United Kingdom was the headquarters for GEK in Athens in 2003, followed by Tokyo's Shin-Marunouchi Tower in 2007. It has now designed buildings on four continents, with projects completed or under development in the UK, the US, Italy, Greece, Turkey, India, Japan, the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The founders were awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal in 1994 and Michael Hopkins was awarded the CBE and knighted for services to architecture. The Royal Gold Medal citation describes the Hopkins' work as "not only a matter of exploiting technology to build beautifully, nor simply of accommodating difficult and changing tasks in the most elegant way, but above all of capturing in stone and transmitting in bronze the finest aspirations of our age"; praising their contribution to the debate about the "delicate relationship between modernity and tradition". Also adding "For Hopkins, progress is no longer a break with the past but rather an act of continuity where he deftly and intelligently integrates traditional elements such as stone and wood, with advanced and environmentally responsible technology."