Grade II* listed heritage redevelopment for Lloyds Register Foundation features in Building
ISG have commenced work on a major redevelopment for Lloyd’s Register at the Collcutt House Building in London. The £14 million scheme is the first phase of a programme to create a public heritage education centre and new workspace for the company’s foundation within the Grade II* listed historic headquarters of the globally renowned business.
The complex scheme sees ISG separate the Collcutt House Building from the adjacent 1990s office tower designed by Richard Rogers. The process involves partial demolition and sequential re-building, with a new extension, featuring a new segregated basement plant room and an extended service core, as well as a two-storey roof plant extension to house M&E plant equipment.
Demolition will take place within the existing toilet core area, where a section of the slab from the lower ground floor to level five is to be removed. An extension of the steel frame based on the reinforced concrete lower ground floor will provide an enhanced building footprint to incorporate an additional fire escape.
The redevelopment will also focus on retaining and strengthening parts of the existing building. All new build elements have been designed to sensitively complement the existing structure.
With preservation and conservation of heritage elements a paramount goal, the ground and first-floor rooms have undergone meticulous restoration work to safeguard the Foundation’s important collection of sculptures and artworks. The project ensures a lasting home for the archive, encompassing ship plans, records, models, and corporate artifacts, which plays a crucial part in the Corporation's enduring heritage.
Jason Curtis, managing director of ISG’s London Construction business, comments: "Key to the success of this project is balancing vital structural modifications with a commitment to preserving the Collcutt Building's architectural lineage and paying homage to Lloyd’s Register's esteemed historic heritage.”