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Astudio submits plans for Summit House revamp

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Astudio has submitted plans for the redevelopment of a 1980s office block in the City of London

The project will revamp both Summit House - a 1980s office block – and the grade II-listed Georgian building which sits next to it.

The redevelopment will create 7,430m² of office space of which a proportion will be affordable offices aimed at start-up businesses.

Summit House will be reclad and solar shading added to reflect its orientation and context.

The London-based practice’s scheme also includes the addition of a two-storey steel-framed roof extension.

Richard Hyams, director of Astudio, said: ‘These ambitious plans will transform this tired, incoherent site into dynamic, efficient and flexible office accommodation fit for today’s TMT occupiers. The addition of a two storey rooftop extension, complete internal remodelling and extensive changes to the façade will deliver a new, fresh design aesthetic reflecting its low energy ethos.’

Rob Watts of  Stanhope, added: ‘The challenge for Astudio and the team is to find a creative way to re-invent this tired 1980’s office building into an efficient office that will appeal to the occupiers that are increasingly attracted to this area. These proposals will do just that.’

Astudio Summit House

Project data

Location City of London
Type of project office redevelopment
Architect Astudio
Structural engineer Heyne Tillett Steel
Client Low Carbon Workplace (a partnership between the Carbon Trust, developer Stanhope and fund manager Threadneedle)
M&E consultant Thornton Reynolds
Planning supervisor GL Hearn
Gross internal floor area 7,430m²
Specific environmental target BREEAM Excellent

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