Planning Usage: B1 Business / Office
Refurbishment works are now complete on the first, second and third floor units at a remarkable revamp of a 1980s building in the heart of Farringdon that brings some wonderfully distinctive office space to the city fringe marketplace.
Christened Farringdon Point, the project by our clients Columbia Threadneedle also includes a complete remodelling of the ground floor reception area along with a new contemporary façade for the building.
Each office unit has a floor plate of 5,952ft2 and boasts a large sweep of windows that wraps around the building’s façade along the entire exterior wall space to reveal a wide panorama of the local street scene. As well as drawing in substantial levels of natural light, these ‘curtains of glass’ give the interiors an uplifting and unique quality.
The singular style continues with sandblasted structural columns of beautiful concrete aggregate offset by striking floors of timber chevrons that, on closer inspection, are fully accessible raised tiles. Along with exposed services in galvanised steel running overhead, the finished product delivers a sophisticated industrial aesthetic to these sleek, modern and flexible working environments.
Part of the upgrade works includes completely independent fresh air and AC for each floor with ceiling mounted ducted AC systems and heat recovery units. Each unit also includes self-contained DDA compliant wet room, shower and WCs.
Farringdon Point sits at the junction of Farringdon Road and Greville Street, directly opposite Farringdon Station, at the heart of what has become the location of choice for so many creative enterprises.
The district has attracted a number of great places to eat and drink, from early mornings at Workshop Coffee or Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, to lunches at Albion and Granger & Co, to name but hundreds. The location also holds a significant place in history with Smithfield Meat Market, just steps away, recognised as one of the oldest market sites in Britain going back more than 600 years.
Farringdon is already a well-connected station with three Underground lines (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City) and direct Thameslink services to, among others, the airports at Gatwick and Luton along with Brighton on the south coast. In 2018 the arrival of the Elizabeth Line as part of the Crossrail project will turn Farringdon into a major Central London interchange.