Pell Frischmann is delighted to announce the completion of 80 Fenchurch Street, a new 14-storey building in the City of London, providing 250,000sqft of CAT-A open-plan, BREEAM-excellent rated office space. In addition to the impressive office space, the entrance offers an inviting foyer comprising of retail and health facilities as well as a forum.
After the development gained planning permission in 2008, Pell Frischmann was appointed to provide multi-disciplinary services in Civil, Structural, Geotechnical and Drainage Engineering in 2015. Appointed by YardNine and later novated to Skanska, our teams closely collaborated with Architects TP Bennett to develop this refreshing, modern scheme in the City of London.
One of the most impressive features of the building is the centrally-located atrium which spirals up the building’s office floors and is topped with a double-height glass box. This glass enclosure is surrounded by six external landscaped terraces which are elevated at different heights; this gives the building a rippling effect when viewed from above and offers the occupiers an alternative view of the city wherever standing.
To make 80 Fenchurch Street’s striking features possible, Pell Frischmann designed an efficient composite steel frame with only a handful of internal columns allowing flexible and breathable spaces. The superstructure was significantly under cost plan, was erected ahead of schedule and meets the LETI 2025 embodied carbon target.
Alex Gaftea, Senior Engineer, said: “The efficient design of the structural frame is testament to Pell Frischmann’s combination of experience and extensive research into steel framed buildings and low carbon solutions. This allowed us to support the client and the design team in making an informed decision regarding the optimal environmental and best value structural solution right from the early stages of the project, without compromising the architectural features that set this building apart”.
Congratulations to all our partners who worked on this scheme over the 12-year duration. We look forward to celebrating this fantastic project post-Covid, in a safe environment.