New Fetter Place
Kirkbi Real Estate Investments appointed TateHindle in 2008 to design the refurbishment of 8-10 New Fetter Lane. The design includes extensions to the octagonal shaped tower, a new façade, remodelled service core and new mechanical and electrical services.
The existing link building will be rebuilt to provide office space above a ground level servicing zone. The combination of the tower and link building create an increased floor area totalling 92,000sqft. As part of the proposals to create clean, flexible floor plates, the main core is repositioned on the perimeter of the tower.
A new façade constructed of glass and steel is framed by three scenic lifts marking the main entrance from Holborn Circus.
Significant improvements to the public realm are also proposed; separation of the reconfigured link building from the tower at ground and first floor creates a new pedestrian route to a re-landscaped courtyard at the heart of the development.
A collaborative working relationship with the City planners and the GLA culminated in a planning approval granted through delegated powers in May 2010.