The Print Rooms in Southwark was the partial demolition of the top floor, structural alterations to the existing buildings and the addition of a side extension to all floors and infilling of the existing service yard. An additional floor at roof level was installed for use as commercial studios and an extensive temporary works exercise undertaken to open the ground floor café area to a double height open plan space.
The project faced many challenges; the existing building covered 100% of the site which remained in occupation throughout the construction phase.
The building work also incorporated the refurbishment of the entrance area, reception, kitchens, toilet and communal areas together with the installation of new passenger lifts and a facelift to the facade. The new floor comprised a structural steel frame with concrete infills to the concrete decking. The elevations finished with structural glazing and lightweight cladding with a roof over.