Facade retention and Category A fit-out of 29 Buckingham Gate
29 Buckingham Gate followed on from a previously completed project for Caledonia Investments that comprised of the extensive refurbishment of 30 Buckingham Gate.
This project involved the retention and underpinning of a historic façade within the Birdcage Walk Conservation Area and the total demolition of the remaining existing structure. A deeper basement was formed and a new steel-framed, brick-clad building constructed with ‘knock through’ connections into the adjoining building to transform the site into prime office space in the heart of Westminster. The demolition and structural works were logistically challenging due to the limited access to the site and the narrow footprint of the existing building.
At the front of the building, the existing façade was repaired and the windows replaced and a new entrance formed. At the rear, cycle storage was provided and external terrace spaces formed on the ground, 1st and 3rd floors. At roof level, a bespoke slate-clad acoustic plant enclosure was created to mimic a traditional mansard roof. Internally, a new passenger lift, cyclist shower facilities, WCs and a stunning reception space were created along with the Category A fit-out to the office floors. Of particular note were two feature staircases, one ‘floating’ staircase connecting the basement to the 1st floor and a spiral staircase connecting the 1st floor to the double-height gallery space on the 2nd floor and the 3rd floor terrace.
This project was registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and achieved a Certificate of Excellence.
Photos provided by Dirk Lindner photography https://dirklindner.com/