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Sturgis Associates has won planning permission to remodel this 1970s Richard Seifert building in the heart of the City of London.

The £35 million scheme, backed by Scottish Widows, will create a 22,000m 2 office development and expand the existing ninestorey structure to 13 oors, as well as adding a new atrium core. According to the London-based practice, the building's original concrete cladding will be stripped back and replaced with a 'simple, elegant and lightweight facade.' In contrast, the four new storeys will be clad with a 'highly articulated and faceted cladding', providing a 'crystalline appearance' that will meet Building Regulations and have a 'major impact on the skyline'. Practice founder Simon Sturgis said the layering of glass on each of the six frontages will follow a regular grid 'but take on an irregular pattern according to each individual setting'.

Construction is set to begin on the Farringdon Street project early next month, with completion due by the end of 2008.

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