Projects > 10 Queen Street Place - Riverscape
- London EC4
- Client: Tabung Haji / Knight Frank
- Size: 10138sqm / 109129sqft + basement
- Services: Architecture
This workspace refurbishment fronting the river Thames at 10 Queen Street Place in the City of London was completed in October 2018. The project involved the design and internal Cat A refurbishment of 100,000sqft grade ‘A’ office space, extensive cycle facilities, a new reception (by others) and enhanced landscaping of the 19,000sqft roof terrace which has expansive views over the Thames and beyond.
Key to transforming the office space was exposing the existing concrete waffle slab around the central atrium, which was previously concealed behind a suspended ceiling. Now lightly cleaned and exposed, the soffit – along with upgraded services and new LED pendant lighting - lends patina, character and variation to the large floorplates.
The office WCs were redesigned with a crisp and contemporary palette of natural tones with bespoke concrete vanity shelves tying into the aesthetic of the exposed concrete soffits in the office space. Delicate timber fluted detailing; floating vanity mirrors and recessed directional lighting lend a theatrical effect to the space, elevating the washrooms beyond the merely prosaic.
Comprehensive facilities for 221 cycles were provided in a series of vaults at lower ground floor level. The space was fully waterproofed and fitted out to a high standard with a refined material palette to the changing space and showers and a more vibrant approach with colour and supergraphics enlivening the arrival route and cycle storage spaces.
The project has been shortlisted for the 2019 OAS Development Awards for Best City Refurbishment / Regeneration.