FORA Spitalfields – Folgate Street

The Brief

One of multiple office fit-out projects delivered by us for Brockton Capital under the FORA brand. The works entailed the strip out, reconfiguration and fit out of an existing 1960s office building in Shoreditch transforming it into high quality, modern co-working space spread over 4 levels. The brief focused on adding and enhancing floor space whilst supporting greater occupier density and flexibility.

Key elements of the new design included extending one of the office floor plates to maximise the area for desk space and enclosing the central courtyard with an ETFE roof to create a large atrium and garden with access for all those using the building.

Client

FORA/Brockton Capital

Location

London E1

Architect

ORMS

Size

47,000 ft²

Sector

  • Offices - Co-Working

Services

  • Cost Consultancy
  • Health & Safety (CDM)
  • Building Surveying
  • Party Wall & Neighbourly Matters

The Challenge

Key to the success of the development was working closely with the Client and design team to ensure that the number of workspaces that could be incorporated onto the floorplate was maximised to secure the viability of the scheme.

Together with the design team, we undertook a number of studies to assess areas where improvements to lettable area could be made. Through this process we identified that increasing the build spend to remove an internal facing façade and extend the width of the floor plate by approximately 500mm across three of the buildings floors, gave the opportunity to significantly increase the number of workplaces. This dramatically improved the viability of the whole development.

The Outcome

The completed scheme delivered an adaptable and inclusive work environment and resulted in delivering major improvements to the building’s sustainability and energy performance. The new enclosed courtyard provides break-out and event space along with a wellness club and café whilst secure cycle storage and enhanced changing and shower facilities encourage active travel.

Construction costs were agreed in line with the Client’s budget for the project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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