Completion at Affinity Shipping LLP
Offering world class office space and unparalleled views of the London skyline, the new iconic Leadenhall building at 122 Leadenhall Street has become the global headquarters for Independent Shipbroker, Affinity Shipping.
The new 6,584 ft fit-out sits on the 44th Floor and is recorded as the highest commercial floor in Europe.
The Leadenhall Building is designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and informally is known as “The Cheesegrater” because of its distinctive wedge shape. The site is adjacent to the world famous Lloyd’s building, also designed by Rogers, which is the current home of insurance market Lloyd’s of London. The Leadenhall Building is 224m high and is prominently located in the centre of the square mile. The new tower features a tapered glass façade on one side which reveals steel bracings, along with a ladder frame to emphasize the vertical appearance of the building. It also appears to anchor the tower to the ground, giving it a sense of strength.
With a lease due to expire at their current offices in Tower 42, Affinity needed a fast programme to guarantee the critical move in date was met. JAC were appointed to oversee this challenge by managing a strong collaborative team of contractors and mechanical & electrical consultant’s, Spencer Mayes, to ensure the client’s expectations were achieved.
Chris Chasty, Partner & CFO, Affinity Shipping LLP comments;
“We are delighted with our new office; the design is sympathetic to the building and the stunning views of London that the building provides.
Zoe’s and the JAC team’s support during our office move was crucial to getting the project finished on time and into a new landmark building.”
Zoe Smeeth, Project Director, JAC Group comments;
“The high security nature of working in a landmark building on London played a huge part in how the Affinity project was executed. All materials and personnel coming into the building had to be booked into the onsite system well in advance.
Securing the Affinity project was fantastic. I gained an instant rapport with Chris Chasty and Sue Sturton when we met, I was delighted to receive the news that they elected to work with the JAC team. We were equally delighted to have the opportunity to work in another landmark building in London.”