8 Lloyds Avenue8 Lloyds Avenue

City of London

Client: Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Location: City of London
Category: Workplace
Completed: 2020

The refurbishment of a Grade II listed building at 8 Lloyds Avenue, creates 17,000ft2 of exemplary office space, with a stunning top floor office.

The original building was designed by Sir Richard Norman Shaw in 1907 comprising a basement, ground floor, five upper floors and a sixth-floor plantroom including the original decorative domed room on the fifth floor. The building had regressed to a poor state of repair and required significant upgrading to provide marketable office space.

The refurbishment included the restoration of the original façade, a new reception, new metal tiled suspended ceilings and raised access floors to create Grade A office space, including separate demised male/female toilets accessible directly off the office floors, extensive cycle provision and occupier facilities in the basement.

The new reception included a polished brass desk with a feature tiled walnut wall. We also collaborated with artist David Undery, for a new concrete artwork displayed in the reception. The fifth floor includes a domed room which was restored to return it to its original state while incorporating two new concentric brass lights in the main room. All finishes were refreshed throughout the building while ceiling heights were increased wherever possible to provide a high-quality office space in the sought-after City of London.

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