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  1. 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham

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    A new 36 story office building for British Land located in Birmingham’s central business district along its most aspirational address, Colmore Row.

    The building design is an expression of its constituent parts, including a four story high base which responds to the scale of the conservation area within which it sits, 28 floors of uninterrupted office space with a distinctive fly core and a double height glass pavilion providing special space at the top of the building.  Rising above this is the building core and light mast, which together combine to provide the building with a distinctive skyline profile.

    The project achieved planning consent in 2008.

    Ross was Director at BFLS.

  2. 31-34 Alfred Place, London

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    The design approach seeks to build on Wainbridge AP Ltd aspirations to explore a new generation of office buildings that are an evolution of the well-built, adaptable, industrial buildings of the past – offering highly flexible, economic and sustainable space with a good sense of wellbeing for the occupier.

    The proposed internal space is column free and exposed thermal mass construction enables high ceilings. The facades are tailored to deal with orientation and sun exposure, providing a distinctive architectural expression which is responsive to the building’s Conservation Area context.

    Ross was a Director at BFLS

  3. 33 Holborn, London

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    This 41,000 m2 headquarters office complex for developer Gemini Commercial Investments and occupier Sainsbury’s was completed in 2000. The building features flexible deep plan office floor plates that open up via a triangular atrium to the major civic space of Holborn Circus – a busy confluence of new and historic routes into the City of London and to Smithfield. The building mediates between the historic conservation area context of Chancery Lane and the open space of Holborn Circus through a change in architectural scale and materials; lower stone and glass facades with terraces articulated by glazed stair towers facing mid-city, giving way to an eight storey curved glass façade facing towards The City.

    John was Director at Foster + Partners

  4. Tower Place, London

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    This 59,000 m2 headquarters office complex for developer Tishman Speyer Properties and occupier Marsh & McLennan was completed in 2002. The building takes an innovative approach to energy efficient design utilising displacement ventilation from full access floors throughout. The overall configuration is of two triangular plan form office buildings connected by a vast glazed atrium which creates a semi-enclosed landscaped piazza and reinstates historic city walkways across the site. The sloping topography of the site results from the historic position of the pre-medieval river bank and allows for the discreet introduction of a coach station and car parking beneath. The low-rise profile and sleek curving roof-scape allow for the opening up of a dramatic view from The Monument to the Tower of London.

    John was Director at Foster + Partners

  5. 234 Bath Road, Slough

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    234 Bath Road is located in one of the Thames Valley’s busiest business hubs and is designed as the gateway into the new 500 acre master plan for the Slough Trading Estate.

    The client’s desire to draw the Bath Road frontage into the trading estate led to the “V” plan form which has a dramatic expression on the corner of the Bath Road and Leigh Road.

    Large horizontal louvres are profiled to optimize solar attenuation and provide a dynamic kinetic expression to the building.

    Ross was Director at BFLS.

  6. Stornoway House, London

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    Stornoway House was designed as the new headquarters for Cheyne Capital Management in St James, London.  The historic grade II listed building was refurbished with modern interiors and a state-of-the-art clear span below ground trading floor was incorporated.  The trading floor is connected to the office suites in the house by means of a dramatic and structurally innovative glass and steel helical staircase.

    John was Director at Foster + Partners

  7. Rostrevor Mews, London

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    A major re-structuring and refurbishment of a former depot building in Parsons Green, London to create studios for international renowned designer, Jasper Conran.

    Richard was Director at Conran & Partners.