16-18 Finsbury Circus

16-18 Finsbury Circus



Market Sector: Commercial refurbishment

Client: Prudential Engineer

Engineer: WatermanMain

Main Contractor: Bovis Lend lease

Park House, 16-18 Finsbury Circus is a Grade-II listed development, home to 1,850m2 of commercial space.

The buildings were demolished down to the sixth storey level before a new infill area was added to create additional floor space, together with a new seventh floor and roof.

Steel allowed for greater flexibility, knitting old and new together. The resulting floor build was more compact with all service accommodated within the beams. The project’s scope included providing support to retain the top section of the existing façade. This meant the original two bay deep floor plates were also retained.

To achieve increased ceiling height, a number of existing beams were reduced in depth. They were then strengthened by adding large sections and fabricated channels to each side of the residual steelwork. The 1,600 tonnes of erected steelwork and new floor decking successfully adapted and linked the existing buildings into one new, modern commercial development.