Fletcher Priest has taken the wraps off its new 6 Bevis Marks office scheme in the City of London.
Approved in late 2009, construction of the 21,370m² project with its 930m² roof garden started in March 2012.
The building replaces ‘an outdated 1980’s office that over-sailed the pavement to form a dark colonnade’.
Almost 50 per cent of the structural mass of the previous building has been re-used in the new scheme.
According to the Fletcher Priest the ‘dramatic’ roof garden on the top floor uses an ETFE floating roof structure to create an all-weather, open air, landscaped space with spectacular views. Its diagrid frame echoes 30 St Mary Axe, its immediate neighbour. Two further terraces on the 11th and 15th floors provide additional outside space.
Details of the interior include Belgium Blue Limestone floors throughout as well as a large reception area which features a media wall with real time views of the city relayed from the roof top camera.
Previous story (AJ 20.02.12)
Green shoots? Work begins on Fletcher Priest’s city office
Construction has started on Fletcher Priest’s 6 Bevis Marks office scheme more than two years after it won planning permission
he 21,370m² scheme replaces ‘an outdated 1980’s office that over-sailed the pavement to form a dark colonnade’ and features a 930m² private roof terrace with an ETFE-clad structure.
Backed by AXA Real Estate, MGPA , EUROHYPO and CORE, the 16-storey office building next to Foster + Partners’ Gherkin is expected to complete next year (2013).
Harry Badham, AXA Real Estate’s UK director of development said: ‘This development, with its spectacular sky-garden on the 16thfloor, will provide one of the most exciting additions to the skyline in the City’s tower cluster, alongside the Gherkin and the Heron Tower.
‘Bevis Marks will provide an exceptional workspace and is being delivered at a time when new build space will be in short supply, further emphasising our ability to source innovative assets which have the potential to create significant value for our clients.’
Client: Monteverde Group
Architect: Fletcher Priest
Project manager: CORE
Structure: Waterman Structures
Services: Waterman Building Services
QS: WT Partnership
Property Agent: Knight Frank