Location | Spitalfields
Client | Global Holdings
Status | On site - Summer 2021
Situated on the northern edge of Bishop's Square in Spitalfields the existing Eden House was only completed in 2009.
HBA have been appointed to extend and refurbish the 57,000sqft building adding a further 8,000sqft of new space though a new rooftop extension and carefully-designed extensions to the lower floors.
The building services have been redesigned to work on a floor-by-floor basis.
Through extensive dialogue with LB Tower Hamlets and local residents, HBA are changing the external appearance of the building. New lightweight stone cladding is being used to create a more vertical emphasis to the facades to respond to the neighbouring Elder Street Conservation Area and historic plot sizes in the area.
The existing horizontal brise-soleil to the south elevation is being removed an replaced with stone fins that add depth to the elevations and also provide the required solar shading.
The existing entrance and reception onto the corner of Bishops Square is given more emphasis and the roofline is manipulated to increase the perception of height on the corner block.
Existing roof terraces to the rear of the building are being upgraded and more equally distributed so that all floors have access to outside amenity space directly from the office floors.
Extensive new planting and in-built seating is being introduced to the terraces, including a 2no. storey green wall to clad the exposed central core.
On the office floors, existing castellated downstand beams and pre-cast planks are being exposed and new servicing and ductwork is being concealed within suspended rafts with battens to provide visual screening and the required acoustic absorption.