Greville Street / 8 Bleeding Heart Yard
Project Type: Restoration of an existing office building
Location: London Farringdon, UK
Completion: December 2022
Size: 35,566 sq. ft
Client: Seaforth Land
Architect: Groupwork + Amin Taha
Project Manager: Avison Young
Structural Engineers: Atelier One
MEP Engineers: Webb Yates
Key Features: Implementation of a mesh façade, authentic windows, cutting-edge use of CLT.
Designed by award-winning architect Groupwork + Amin Taha and backed by Seaforth Land, the RED Construction London team carried out a distinctive refurbishment project, encompassing a comprehensive restoration of an office building. RED’s work most notably saw the implementation of a historically inspired mesh façade and new windows authentic to the period, complementing the surrounding Hatton Garden Conservation Area. The refurbishment was executed in a sustainability-friendly manner, retaining most of the existing structure and employing cutting-edge use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) to create two new floors on top. An existing lightwell was also repurposed to provide cycle facilities for the building’s occupants.
The total refurbishment spanned the building’s 35,566 sq ft of floorspace, with the basement, ground and first floor levels fronting both Greville Street and Bleeding Heart Yard, renovated and adapted for retail and restaurant use. In keeping with the historical character of nearby Hatton Garden as a centre of fine jewellery, the building also incorporated a dedicated 1,486 sq ft affordable workspace for the craft.
With knowledge of their extensive experience in refurbishments, RED Construction were appointed at Greville Street to overcome the challenges of the development to ensure we could deliver our sustainability goals through using CLT and existing building fabric. Being a London focused real estate operating partner, Greville Street is a special and unique London asset that the whole team should be extremely proud of. The building is a perfect example of the collaboration between old and new re-development within the capital. RED London and the full project team have been fantastic partners to work with on delivering a legacy scheme.
— Lacy Jade Dobson, Vice President of Development Seaforth Land