Sweet success as ISG completes Lord Sugar’s latest London office

18 May 2017

Aldermans House Liverpool Street

ISG has completed the redevelopment of Alderman’s House, situated close to one of London’s busiest train stations, Liverpool Street station.

This is ISG’s second project for Lord Alan Sugar’s real estate company, Amsprop, following the earlier transformation of 5 Cheapside, which overlooks St Paul’s Cathedral.

Located at one London’s busiest intersections - Liverpool Street and Bishopsgate - Alderman’s House has a rich history, some of which was uncovered during the redevelopment.

A number of fourth-century skeletons were recovered from the site over a four-month planned excavation by archaeologists.

Speaking after the completion of the project, ISG’s divisional director, Graham Ardley, said he was delighted with the outcome on what was a very challenging project.

“Alderman’s House was a very complex project,” he said.

“From the piling requirements, adjacent the Hammersmith and City tube line, and the façade retention, whilst forming a basement in this very busy location, the team had to navigate numerous challenges to deliver an outstanding solution.”

The complex scheme began with the strip out and demolition of a six-storey brick-clad concrete building, and the adjacent four-storey brick and timber retail and residential building, whose facade was retained.

A striking new eight-storey concrete-framed oval-shaped office tower was constructed, incorporating curved sandstone and Portland stone to its façade.

The team also completed the Cat A fit out to nine floors of new office space with polished concrete floors in the main core area, four new lifts and a concrete finished desk within the new main reception area.

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