66-68 East Smithfield Street
Client name:Royal Pharmaceutical Society
The RPS acquired Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, E1W and have appointed Keegans to provide Quantity Surveying services as part of the project team to deliver the £3m refurbishment of this office building prior to their occupation targeted for September 2014.
The works include for insulated copper cladding to the external envelope, two glazed corner projections extending from the fabric of the existing building and a total remodeling of all floors to a Category B fit out finish.
On the ground floor a new conference centre will be installed with a reception/hub area and new café.
An existing external area to the party wall is now being converted into a new atrium with glazed ceilings and exhibition wall spaces. Floors 1-3 are being converted into work spaces and meeting rooms.
On the fourth floor a new restaurant with roof terrace is being installed alongside another conference space with a PV array being installed on the rooftop.
The basement is being converted from an underground car park into an archive facility for the RPS museum and library artefacts with safety and security of the utmost importance.
Extensive service installations will be implemented and they include for making the area completely air and water tight through major draught and waterproofing installations to allow for a Vesda fire suppression system to be installed as well as a bespoke security system.