Transformation in Southwark

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The comprehensive refurbishment of 90-98 Union Street in Southwark for CBRE Global Investors is now complete and the prime office space is ready to be let.

Sam Winstone, Senior Associate at CBRE Global Investors commented “90-98 Union Street is a thoughtfully designed, Grade A commercial office space, perfectly positioned within the prime Southwark market. Spratley Studios have done an impeccable job maximising the potential of this building and the interest generated in this early stage highlights its success in commercial terms.” 

The warehouse-style property, synonymous with the Southbank and Bermondsey areas, offers approximately 17,973 sq ft of Grade A office space arranged over lower-ground, ground and four upper storeys. A mix of contemporary, high-end finishes combine with the exposed wrought iron columns, beams and brickwork to deliver a highly desirable office space that maximises the building’s identity.

Spratley Studios made significant alterations to the layout of the building. A new staircase provides a direct link between the ground and lower-ground floor office accommodation, forming a combined lettable space and improving natural light levels. The fourth floor now benefits from access to a roof terrace that extends the length of the property, offering a unique break-out space with uninterrupted views of the Shard and the London skyline.

The mechanical and electrical services have been completely replaced, as have windows to the front elevation; modern double glazed units with new secondary glazing were added elsewhere. Secure external bike storage was added as were new shower and WC facilities. The new reception area is in keeping with the modern warehouse aesthetic throughout the building and makes a lasting first impression for visitors on arrival.

Spratley Studio’s Associate Director Sam George said “This was a really successful project, delivered on time and budget following strong and enjoyable collaborations with the design team and contractor. Highlighting the building’s original features in conjunction with modern additions and carefully thought out exposed services has completely rejuvenated the warehouse-style building, helping it to become one of the most sought after office spaces in Southwark.”

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