We are excited about being part of the regeneration of this prominent area and the ambitious vision set out for Southwark. The architects plans for 61 Southwark Street will enhance the character and appearance of the surrounding area and at the same time give this tired 1960s building a contemporary and crisp identity.
61 Southwark Street, London
Client: Scottish Widows Unit Funds Ltd
We have been appointed to undertake the services design for a redevelopment of 61 Southwark Street for Scottish Widows. The existing building is a nine storey reinforced concrete frame building of approximately 8,000 sqm gross area constructed in the 1960s.
The proposal seeks to introduce new enhanced frontage and extensions to Southwark Street & Great Guildford Street. The proposals will rationalise and consolidate the existing mass of the building. Internal reorganisation of the primary reception creates a new level access from 61 Southwark Street. A second level access reception is proposed for Great Guildford Street activating the street frontage.
The levels above ground will be upgraded to high quality office accommodation as the tenancies expire. A number of tenants will remain in situ while the works are carried out and the development will aim to achieve BREEAM ‘very good’ rating.
The new extensions will create a consolidated appearance with the rest of the building and provide a prominent unifying presence at the corner of Southwark St. and Great Guildford St. Overall 1,155 sqm of B1 space will be added.