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We were appointed to provide a major refurbishment and complete re-cladding of the pre-existing “post-modern” building at 36 Queen Street, to provide high quality commercial and office accommodation in the heart of the City.
The brief was to remove the building’s original façade, which had reached the end of its life and replace it with a new façade that balanced the requirement for a high quantity of natural light, with the need to respect the solidity of buildings in the street. The building was taken back to its existing frame and refitted with high quality, office accommodation with potential for a commercial unit at ground floor level, suitable for office, retail or restaurant use.
As the building is located within the Queen Street Conservation Area, it was essential that the refurbishment be sensitive to the local street scene, while still providing state of the art, sustainable facilities. The decision was made to provide a high quality replacement façade that provides a high degree of environmental performance, enhancing the role the building plays in the local street scene, creating, at the same time, a completely new and modern identity for the building.
Client: London & Oriental
LPA: City of London
Architect: Rolfe Judd Architecture