One Canada Square

Levels 7-9, One Canada Square were acquired by the Office Group for a major flexible office development in this landmark Canary Wharf building.

The three levels provide co-working space, office suites for small to medium sized organisations, study booths, podcast studios, meeting rooms, a café and a Peloton fitness cycle studio. The three levels are interconnected with a dedicated tenant’s staircase which has been cut into the floor slabs providing access and arrival at each level directly onto the working space, without the requirement for a lobby. This was central to the design vision of award-winning architects de Metz Forbes Knight.

The floor to ceiling levels have been improved by removing the suspended ceiling system and exposing the ribbed deck slab with extensive cleaning of the fire protective coating. This provides for a four-metre-high floor to ceiling level with expansive vistas to all four-sides of the building across central London. Working in the second tallest building in the UK had its own challenges in installing a considerable MEP package and undertaking structural works to the lightweight floor plates where the design levels had little tolerance. Opera’s role involved a hands-on approach to resolving technical design and construction matters and managing stakeholders and liaising with the various vested parties to manage the commercial project drivers.

Architect:
de Metz Forbes Knight
Year:
2020
Service:
  • Contract Administration
  • Project Management
Sector:
  • Commercial Development
Client:
The Office Group
Architect:
de Metz Forbes Knight
Year:
2020
Service:
  • Contract Administration
  • Project Management
Sector:
  • Commercial Development
Client:
The Office Group