Thirdway instructed TypeTen to complete the scope of works to enable a new commercial office space for Defoe. The scope of works included a full strip-out to pave the way for a new, modern business space. The building was stripped back to the shell and core of the existing structure and the roof was demolished to create space for the new 2-storey vertical extension; extended core walls along with lift shafts and a staircase. Further extensions for each floor were also proposed, which we acquired, to increase the overall NIA (net internal area) for each storey.
Over an 8-month period, TypeTen stripped out all internal architectural finishes and services to clear the way for more up to date fittings and structures; this included the removal of external cladding and walls, along with the demolition of the roof slab, overlying core walls, and internal upstand walls. Demolition of the basement slab allowed for remediation works and allowed for the opportunity to form new, specialist below-ground drainage and sump pumps.
Building back from the demolition, TypeTen formed new RC concrete slabs to the extended vertical and horizontal structure to increase the space of the overall building. A new RC staircase now connects the ground floor and basement, and new internal and external masonry walls along with RC core wall extensions give the unit an expansive, open feel. A new state-of-the-art office space for Defoe.