Set in the heart of London’s legal quarter, this new 100,000 sq ft development in Chancery Lane is a prestigious project for McLaren. The finished building will provide nine floors of modern office and retail accommodation behind the retained façade of the existing Lonsdale Chambers.
Demolition includes stripping out the original structure and associated temporary works to support the existing Chancery Lane and Breams Buildings façades, basement retaining walls, pavement vaults and party walls of adjacent properties.
The new development (comprising lower ground, ground and seven upper storeys) is a long span, steel framed building with concrete floor slabs cast on metal decking. Plant space is provided at lower ground, seventh floor and roof levels.
The remaining façade on Breams Building features curtain walling incorporating glazing and terracotta elements of blue, orange and white.
From the fifth storey, the building is stepped back to create a number of roof terraces. The facades are fully glazed on all sides with glazed fins acting as solar shading.
External works to the site include repaving footpaths to Breams Building and Little Whites Alley and high level soft and hard landscaping to the roof terraces from the fifth storey upwards.