50 Finsbury Square
ClientGreat Portland Estates
A major refurbishment of a building located midway between Old Street’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ and the City of London.
The timeless modernity and sheer presence of the building occupying the corner of Finsbury Square, coupled with the opportunity to create a dramatic, flexible and future proofed business environment makes this a unique and fascinating project.
Inside the building, a variety of open and closed floor plates wrap around the atrium with a flexible focal point social hub at its base.
The revitalised building has exemplary green credentials and is designed to produce 60 percent fewer operational carbon emissions when compared with the existing building. The decision to retain and refurbish the building resulted in substantial embodied carbon savings to exceed the London Energy Transformation Initiative 2020 target, and enabling the 2030 target to be achievable.
In addition, the building has been made more legible and inviting by incorporating a new street level double height business lounge, and by repositioning the entrance to directly address the square. In every sense, the building feels brand new with the stone facades replaced and the services and fit out being completely re engineered and replaced.