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78-80 Cornhill, London

Service: Design & Build

Sector: Commercial

The Union Building, at 78 – 80 Cornhill, was an original banking hall that needed an overhaul to offer sleek and modern workspaces while keeping some original period features.

The expert team at BSPS were called in to refurbish the office spaces and to build a stylish new reception area. The new space was created by fitting wall panelling, floor tiling, installing new ceilings and fitting a stunning marble reception desk while removing the existing concrete one.

The team also installed new secondary glazing and created raised access floors to all office spaces, installed new toilets for each floor, formed new changing rooms and cycle store

and upgraded the lift lobbies.

To retain some of the building’s history, the team restored and installed new cornices and infilled the former doorway with a new steel window to match the adjacent ones with granite sill and cast-iron railings. New lighting and power were also installed by the team as well as creating and installing a bespoke mechanical smoke ventilation system.

The specialist team worked around the occupied office in the heart of London within restricted working hours on a meticulously planned schedule to ensure that the stylish new space would be up and running for new workers as soon as possible.

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