The scheme for DF Real Estate focuses on consolidating two existing buildings into a unified and contemporary-styled mixed-use property.
The two buildings were constructed in different eras and their frontal elevations are not aligned. ISG will remove the two façades and extend the stepped back structure to allow the installation of striking curtain walling, with white Sto render across the remaining elevations. It will also reconfigure the ground floor area to create an open-plan format. This work involves the removal of a number of large structural columns and installation of new steel supports to open out this space.
Existing retail units at ground floor level will also be demolished, reconfigured and reinstated and ISG will construct a new steel frame extension at the side of the building to extend the main reception area.
To increase overall floor space, ISG will demolish the sixth floor and build a steel frame and glazed structure that extends across the entire footprint of the building, which will become the executive area and chairman’s suite.
Summit House will feature a green sedum roof, building management controls and a combined heat and power (CHP) system.
The project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2013.