Kajima Properties, the London based property investor, developer and asset manager, has announced the completion of its new 83,000 sq ft NIA office and retail development at 77 Coleman Street, London, EC2.
Kajima Properties has additionally signed an agreement with the first tenant to lease three floors in the new building, which recently celebrated its Platinum rating by WiredScore, the digital connectivity rating scheme.
Designed by Buckley Gray Yeoman architects, 77 Coleman Street opens on to Coleman Street Gardens, one of the City’s rare green spaces, and provides new and stylish office space in the heart of London, less than a minute’s walk from the new Elizabeth Line station at Moorgate.
The redevelopment of the new landmark building, 77 Coleman reimagines and extends an existing 1980s building, with significant CO2 savings as a result of retaining 78% of the original concrete frame, equating to approximately 13,200 tonnes of concrete. It’s development demonstrates what can be achieved by retaining and refurbishing an existing building with a completed building that feels new.
With offices arranged over seven floors and boasting generous ceiling height of up to 3.175m, the building also includes 16,000 sq ft NIA of retail and leisure space with frontage onto Nun Court, giving pedestrians a quick and bright route through a dense urban block in a popular part of London.
Situated in one of the most sought-after locations in the City, the refined building also includes an integrated café and shared workspace in a stunning and voluminous 3,200 sq ft reception space, three terraces on the upper floors with spectacular views over the City and the adjacent Coleman Street Gardens, as well as 146 cycle spaces with extensive shower and changing facilities.
VolkerFitzpatrick was the General Contractor for the scheme. CBRE and BH2 are letting agents for the office space. Retail and leisure are being marketed by Harper Dennis Hobbs and CBRE.
John Harcourt, Managing Director, Kajima Properties said: “Given the coronavirus pandemic, it has never been more important for people’s working environments to power productivity and enhance wellbeing. We are therefore incredibly proud to celebrate the completion of such a forward-looking building in 77 Coleman, which incorporates digital connectivity, bright open spaces and greener commuting.”
Victoria Cooper, Associate at Buckley Gray Yeoman said: “The project demonstrates our approach to retaining and refurbishing a building rather than simply knocking it down and starting again.
“Whilst we have retained a substantial part of the existing structural frame, the finished building still feels new, with generous floor-to-ceiling heights and the existing structure revealed as part of an enhanced architectural finish."
“Our alterations to Nun Court improve cross-site permeability through the public realm and acknowledge the tradition of small hidden passageways throughout the City of London.”