ISG bags £50m historic Art Deco office refurbishment

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ISG will restore the historic Art Deco office through a £50m refurbishment project of Northcliffe House

The refurbishment will see the extension of two new levels and the addition of 9,000sq ft of green space, including south-facing landscaped roof terraces across levels six and seven.

A key feature of the Grade II listed building is the reconfigured internal atrium. It will provide occupiers with a modern workplace to a Cat A standard.

The former home to the Daily Mail is targeting BREEAM Outstanding and the approach has been strongly informed by a Life Cycle Assessment, which considered the savings in embodied carbon by retaining the existing structure compared with demolition and a full, new-build redevelopment of the site.

It will boast scenic lifts overlooking the renovated atrium extension, all within the existing cast steel frame, whilst providing state of the art amenities internally. Cleaning and repairs will also take place to restore the building’s historic Art Deco façade.

1920s charm and heritage

Scott Knibb, project director for Fit Out at ISG, said: “Sitting in the heart of the Fleet Street Business Development District, the refurbishment of Northcliffe House plays a pivotal role in the regeneration of this area.

“Its development will further attract other businesses to bring the former glory back to what was once recognised globally as the beating heart of the newspaper industry.

“This project has benefited from a truly collaborative approach from across the board to offer this unique and flexible office space of the future to meet the requirements of today’s workforce.

“Showcasing the best-in-class amenities, features and scenic views both internally, via its atrium lifts, and externally, via its extensive green spaces.

“The sustainable principles it has followed ensure it is future-proofed, all while maintaining the building’s 1920s charm and heritage.”

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