Project: Space House
Award: Future Projects – Commercial, Bronze, 2022
Location: Camden, London, UK
Architect: Squire & Partners
Client: Seaforth Land
Squire & Partners is sensitively refurbishing and extending the iconic Grade II-listed Space House to create 255,000 square feet of high-quality workspace with ground floor flexible retail space and improved public realm for Seaforth Land. The revitalisation of the landmark building aims to preserve and enhance it, allowing people to work and socialise in and around its outstanding 20th century architecture.
Completed in 1968, Space House is known for its innovative architecture, comprising a distinctive 15-storey cylindrical tower, eight-storey block and connecting bridge with a striking precast concrete façade. Proposals remove the layers of subsequent interventions to retain, expose and celebrate the original architecture and create complementary interventions to accommodate modern working environments.
Due to complete in 2023, Space House will be the first listed building in London to achieve BREEAM 'Outstanding'. A new services installation will utilise air source heat pumps and heating/cooling will be provided by bespoke chilled beams - designed to fit seamlessly within the existing radial ceiling coffers. Space House will provide a highly-connected and diverse digital platform for its occupiers, with FitWel and Wired Score Platinum accreditation.
Photo credit: Seaforth Land
HERITAGE CONSULTANTS: Donald Insall Associates
LANDSCAPE CONSULTANTS: Gustafson Porter + Bowman
PROJECT MANAGER: Avison Young
PLANNING CONSULTANT: Gerald Eve
ENABLING + DEMOLITION WORKS: Erith
MAIN CONTRACTOR: BAM