7-10 Old Bailey Law Courts
Integral/Elementa were consultants for the redevelopment of a site in the City of London on the east boundary of the Old Bailey Law Courts (Listed Building) which stands in the Ludgate Hill Conservation Area. Here, circa 75,000 sqft NLA of new build office accommodation was provided over 8 floors; shell and core, with a category A fit out.
Having extensive experience in providing design and feasibility services for Grade l and ll listed landscapes in various sectors such as commercial, hotel & leisure, education and healthcare; most of which have been in the Central London area; we were well equipped to provide services to this project. We delivered high quality design when integrating new build elements into an existing listed building landscape; without disruption to the aesthetics and ensuring designs were sympathetic to the local environment requirements. We fully understood the challenges faced with such buildings and the spatial challenges of the location, as well as legislative building regulations.
Commitments to efficiency in air conditioning (exceeding Part L2A) and lighting (compliant with lighting guide LG7) were achieved by using variable volume controlled heating and chilled water systems, high efficiency chillers and latest technology lighting controls. Independent electrical and mechanical services were provided to each notional tenanted area, with maximum tenant flexibility for future fit-out. This was facilitated by installation of HVAC commissioning modules, which had the added value of allowing superior and faster commissioning. Upon the client’s instruction we carried out BREEAM services at a later stage than usual, despite this we still achieved a high standard of “very good”.