15 September 2022
The significant milestone will mark the transition from Collins’ delivery of the structural works to the fit out of nine floors of flexible workspace.
Chancery House is a 165,000 sq ft scheme that will offer a flagship flexible workspace in Holborn for The Office Group (TOG). Collins has spent the past 11 months delivering the structural refurbishment and is now moving onto the complete Cat B fit out.
The Collins team has reached the important milestone in this significant project with the completion of the structural works. This has included the extension of the internal atrium from the ground to third floor to increase the office floor area by 4,000 sq ft, and the creation of a new roof terrace and external curtain wall façade.
As is tradition, Collins invited TOG and its partners to celebrate the building’s Topping Out. The team congregated on the new roof terrace to say a few words about the achievement and thank TOG and the wider team, including Opera, dMFK, CHP, Heyne Tillett Steel, Environmental Engineering Partnership, Sweco, eb7, Norm Architects and DP9.
With a one team approach to refurbishment and fit out, Collins will transition from structural works to fit out as part of a seamless programme. The team now starts the high quality fit out to nine floors of design-led flexible office space, catering to the full range of occupiers, from start-ups and small businesses to large corporates. This includes the fit out of a communal lounge, quiet co-working areas, café and retail space, as well as event and gym facilities.
The ability to offer this combined approach provides TOG enhanced flexibility in its fit out aspirations as the structural elements of the programme have been delivered with an eye on the final result.
Scott Bannon, Divisional Director at Collins Construction, said: “Chancery House has been the perfect opportunity to demonstrate our structural expertise as well as focus on design finishes and fit out. Along this journey Collins and TOG have had to adapt to new ways of working to accommodate the evolving flexible working market and the design trends that move with it. From the very beginning, TOG and Collins have collaborated to deliver the project’s ambitions and we are excited to deliver the final stages of the fit out together. We are proud that this is our fourth project to date with TOG that has further strengthened our business relationship.”
Charlie Green, co-CEO and co-Founder, TOG, said: “Chancery House will be TOG’s flagship workplace upon opening, so it is of great reassurance to be working with trusted partners on this project. Refurbishment of a building of this size and scale brings with it many challenges, but working together as a team we have continually found solutions. For that I’d like to say a sincere thank you to Collins – your attitude and commitment to this project is second-to-none and we are deeply grateful for that.”