Construction firm Morgan Sindall has completed a £65m commercial office redevelopment for Legal and General Property (LGP) in London’s West End at 6 Agar Street.
Designed by the architect firm Darling Associates, the six-storey development has 55,000ft² of new office space in Covent Garden.
Morgan Sindall has transformed the former Strand Island building into a new internal structure, while preserving the facades on Chandos Place and Bedford Street.
The building features an open-air central atrium with two levels of landscaped terrace at its base and coloured glass fins circling the levels above to create a visual effect.
The facility also features a ground floor parking area for 60 bicycles, accessed from a separate entrance on Agar Street, with changing rooms and shower facilities.
Morgan Sindall said that the facility capitalises on the appetite demonstrated by occupiers at LGP’s Central London development of Central Saint Giles, which provided 400 parking spaces for bicycles.
LGP head of business space development Simon Wilkes said, "We have achieved our aim of creating a sustainable Grade A office building where the key focus has been creating an exceptional working environment, enhanced by the creation of the stunning central courtyard, three levels of terracing and extensive cycle facilities."
Morgan Sindall managing director of the London office Peter Jacobs said, "The project brings something new to the West End; in addition to providing premium office space, the development is also extremely sustainable – a rarity in inner-city refurbishments."
Knight Frank and EA Shaw have been appointed as agents for the scheme and the building is expected to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
Image: The six-storey development has 55,000ft² of new office space and is expected to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. Photo: Morgan Sindall.