Completion at Knightrider House
JAC are pleased to announce the successful completion of Knightrider House in the City of London, a redeveloped property being brought to market on behalf of All Saints Educational Trust.
All Saints Educational Trust makes personal grant awards to teachers, intending teachers and students in Religious Studies, Home Economics and related areas. Corporate awards are made for imaginative new projects which will enhance the Church’s contribution to higher and further education.
The trust will be supporting young artists by holding an art competition each year and the winners work will be exhibited in the Lobby area of the new office.
The property which sits on the border of the St Paul’s conservation area consists of 6,000 sq ft of high end office space across lower ground, ground and four upper floors.
JAC Design & Project Management were appointed to represent the design and management of the property which underwent a significant redevelopment that included a full commercial office transformation from shell and core to Category-A, along with the introduction of a new retail development at ground floor.
The redevelopment was derived from the Trust wanting to best represent the interests of the local area and achieving an aesthetic that reflected on the surrounding heritage.
This was achieved by our JAC design team led by Creative Director, Tammy Nestor by approaching the refurbishment with a sympathetic manner and referencing the heritage of the local area through design detailing and use of material.
The design team have worked closely with mechanical & electrical consultants ESP along with planning experts DP9. The work of the studio has included the integration of a new ground floor retail unit that has seen the front facade of the property opened up to take advantage of high traffic volumes across the adjacent Millennium Bridge. The change of use and planning permissions required to transform the top floor to commercial office use, a move that has seen the plant area relocated to the roof of the property, has required significant input and programme communication. The coordinated approach of the entire professional team has been essential to maintaining the projects programme.
The property has been delivered to market by commercial property agents and property experts Malcolm Trice and Tom Lowe of Ingleby Trice. The Trust’s position has been supported by the work of John Arkwright & Co who have provided master project planning and consultancy.
Stephen Brooker, Trustee, All Saints Educational Trust commented;
“I am delighted to say that you and the team have designed and managed a fantastic project for us. We are pleased that such complex delivery parameters didn’t stop us achieving a strong aesthetic whilst adhering to the financial parameters that were set and expertly managed by you. To do this and to work within a programme that encompassed such a difficult planning approval process is a real credit to your expertise.”
“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with JAC on both a personal and professional basis. In working alongside JAC on the refurbishment of Knightrider House the integrated service they provide meant there was one point of contact through the whole process, from design to planning, through tendering and then project managing the works to a successful completion. This integrated service meant that the project could be run in a cost and time efficient manner, but also allowing a great deal of flexibility. During the whole process the JAC team were reliable, professional and dealt with any situation that arose with wit and charm.”Bertie Arkwright, Director, John Arkwright & Co