Planning Usage: B1 Business / Office
The refurbishment of Link House on Cowcross Street in Farringdon
is nearing the finish line, with practical completion anticipated in Spring
This futuristic redevelopment of an existing office building
sees the retention of the original concrete frame, but a complete remodelling
of the interior along with a brand new facade and improved connectivity between
the street and rear courtyard.
A project by DAO Estates, the refurbishment of Link House has
been carried out to a design by Gibson Thornley Architects to provide high quality contemporary offices
to match the exacting standards of a
modern London business..
On offer are five premium workspaces: a self-contained Ground
& Lower Ground office/showroom suite of 2985ft² ; three single storey units
of 1765ft² each from floors 1 to 3; and a 4th floor office of 1765ft² with a
newly constructed 710ft² 5th floor that benefits from a private roof
The specification reads like a wish list from a design conscious
creative enterprise: 2.7m feeling heights to most floors; exposed air conditioning
& services; modern suspended lighting and timber flooring. Building
amenities include a new passenger lift, cycle storage and shower facilities.
But it's the optimisation of natural light that’s at the heart
of the scheme, with the new facade on Cowcross Street comprising three bays of floor-to-ceiling
windows arranged in a rational grid and recessed into grey mottled brickwork.
It's an arresting and archetypal 21st century façade with its own
Located in the Charterhouse Square Conservation Area, the building
is supremely well placed to take full advantage of all that Farringdon has to
offer. Just moments from Smithfield Market, soon to be the home of the
relocated Museum of London, Link House is on the most vibrant street in the
neighbourhood, alive with restaurants, bars and commerce.
Cowcross Street is also the location of Farringdon Station where
the new Elizabeth Line will stop when the Crossrail project completes at the
end of this year, turning Farringdon into a major London interchange where
tube, train and Crossrail meet and suddenly putting Heathrow Airport, the West
End and Canary Wharf on a direct rail link with the neighbourhood, increasing
the areas profile and business yet further.