Rivington House

Rivington House saw the full refurbishment and repositioning of an existing building in the heart of Shoreditch to Cat A level, with the introduction of two additional storeys through a new roof extension.

The brief from the client was to fully refurbish the prominently located former Victorian warehouse into a functional, modern workplace, as quickly and efficiently as possible, whilst also overcoming the challenge of creating additional floors at roof level, and introducing high-quality design that complements its setting. Using our collaborative nature, and through the formation of a positive relationship with all parties on the project, including Hackney Council, what could have been a tricky project was ultimately delivered within a year.

The design saw the reduction of cores from two to one in order to better rationalise the building and improve its efficiency. The two additional storeys sought to maximise light found at the upper levels, and provide roof terraces for the benefit and wellbeing of future tenants. The new levels were clad in bespoke corten steel to complement the building’s industrial heritage, and feature a cross motif, inspired by the original Victorian columns, that is referenced throughout the rest of the building. The columns themselves were found to be unsafe, and were swapped out during construction period whilst design was still ongoing.

Delivered under construction management procurement to allow for a quick turnaround and flexible design. The building was successfully pre-let to a single tenant and provided the client an onward sale to a pension fund.

Project Name: Rivington House
Project Address: Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3JF
Client: BBRE
Size: 18,000 sqft
Contract Value: £3.5m
Status: Complete