The Commission

Blue Sky Building was appointed by British Land to provide pre-construction advice for the initial stage of this development, mainly to assist in negotiations with Network Rail, TFL and Crossrail, who all have major assets alongside or within the building footprint. The site was also heavily constrained by the Broadgate Estate itself with significant access restrictions.

The proposal was to significantly upgrade the building, relocating cores, adding additional floor plates and recladding the whole building. The Northern and Western elevations faced the Broadgate public realm and had no vehicular access opportunities. The whole Eastern elevation was used by TFL as a bus terminus supporting Liverpool Street Station and the Southern elevation was a Crossrail construction site. Some vehicular access was permissible for short-bed vehicles within the service yard beneath the site but the majority of the major construction would require access at street level and a significant amount of piggy-backing of materials via a multi-crane strategy with reduced pick-up points.

The removal of the roof and significant vertical interventions also needed to be tempered by maintaining the highest turnover Boots store in London and the main pedestrian egress from the rail-station in to the Estate, both of which were within the buildings footprint.

The Stats

Value

Value

Confidential

Confidential

Design Team

Design Team

Hopkins Architects, AKT II and Chapman BDSP

Hopkins Architects, AKT II and Chapman BDSP

Client

Client

British Land

British Land

No. of Commissions for British Land

No. of Commissions for British Land

9

9

The Services

Blue Sky Building’s initial First Stage Construction report identified key constraints and programme assumptions. We produced an overall strategic programme and recommendations for the delivery/methodology approach with alternate options and impacts of these options on programme/cost and approach.

The Second Stage Construction report set out options for dealing with the bus station to allow the cost consultant to complete their cost planning and discussion with TfL on how long if at all the bus station would close for.

This report also considered the best proposals to screen 100 Liverpool Street.

Other Commissions for British Land

Blossom Street - Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre

2&3 Finsbury Avenue - The Landmark Tower

International House - 5 Kingdom Street

Drake Circus - 54 the Broadway

Project Leadership Team

Tim Cole

Julian Daniel