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1 Aug 2009

Clerkenwell Gets Revamped Angel

The Angel Building, in Clerkenwell is one of the many City developments we are currently working on. This project is the refurbishment of the early 1980's commercial building on a prominent but under-used site on the corner of St John Street and Pentonville Road in Islington.

The existing concrete frame is being re-used and re-wrapped with a highly energy-efficient glazed skin which extends the building’s envelope at selective points to create a better fit with the surrounding context. An existing open courtyard is enclosed to form an internal, top-lit public room entered off St John Street and acting as the heart of the building.

Derwent London has won planning consent for the major refurbishment and extension of the Angel Centre, increasing the current floor area by 50%. Designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, the proposals will provide an attractive new landmark for the top end of Clerkenwell and is due for Completion March 2010.

Our current works include the erection of a 22m high free standing Cuplok scaffold to the atrium for glazing works. The scaffold will provide boarded access at every lift to the full height of the atrium and a bridged boarded access deck to the underside of the atrium roof.

Once complete the development will house 264,267 ft² of Grade A office and retail space, a full height atrium, a large roof terrace on the 4th and 5th floors, 5 car parking spaces and 3 motorcycle bays and 120 cycle spaces. Cancer Research has already been allocated 13,000 m² of office space as their new headquarters.