33 Charterhouse Street

33 Charterhouse St. is a new-build office providing 200,000 sq ft of Grade A space in Islington, on the border with boroughs Camden and The City of London, for Helical Plc and Ashby Capital.

 

 

Client: Helical Plc and Ashby Capital

Location: London EC1

Status: Current project

Services Engineer: Long and Partners

Structural Engineer: AKT II

Images: Miller Hare

33 Charterhouse Street

33 Charterhouse St. is a new-build office providing 200,000 sq ft of Grade A space in Islington, on the border with boroughs Camden and The City of London, for Helical Plc and Ashby Capital.

Its carefully developed massing is responsive to the local area, particularly the buildings along Charterhouse Street. The contextual approach is reinforced by the treatment of the façades which are articulated to distinguish a base building and an upper building – the latter appearing lightweight as the building steps back from the street.

Further definition is achieved with natural stone cladding to the lower building and a lightweight aluminium and full height glazing to the top. The building is orientated toward the historic Smithfield market with the main entrance to the building off Charterhouse Street, accessed through a dramatic courtyard atrium.

Adding to the complexity of the scheme is a basement ramp providing Crossrail with access for the duration of the station construction phases, necessitating a robust basement arrangement and detailed strategy. 33 Charterhouse St. received planning permission from the City of London in July 2012.

 

 

Client: Helical Plc and Ashby Capital

Location: London EC1

Status: Current project

Services Engineer: Long and Partners

Structural Engineer: AKT II

Images: Miller Hare