79-86 Chancery Lane, London
Project Completed: 79-86 Chancery Lane, London
Chancery Lane has long been the heart of legal London, the preferred address of a bustling community of law firms, barristers’ chambers and associated services – wigmakers, tailors and robe makers, pubs and coffee shops. Behind a rich tapestry of listed and contemporary facades, a warren of tiny alleys and lanes form the arteries that connect the beating heart of Chancery Lane with the inns and quadrangles of court beyond. Chichester Rents is one such alley: named for the Bishop of Chichester, whose mansion once stood here, it has long been a somewhat scruffy lunchtime hangout for the area’s clerks and paralegals.
With many of the larger law firms now moving east to the City of London and Docklands, new development along Chancery Lane has attracted a new generation of professionals to the area, and with them the opportunity to revitalise sites such as number 79-86, which is split by Chichester Rents – not only with new office space but with active, lively street frontages. Orms’ scheme for the site will deliver a BREEAM excellent development, mixing 5,000sqm of offices with retail spaces and five residential units – all hidden behind a restored Victorian façade.
Valcan Ltd’s Vitrabond was selected as the cladding of choice for this fantastic redevelopment designed by Orms and supplied VB5801 Anodised Brilliant Mirror and VB5860 Natural Anodised through PSP Architectural Ltd which was used to create the stunning finish to the entrance area.
Vitrabond, Aluminium rainscreen cladding, never fails to impress. Whether being used to fully clad a building or accentrate a design feature, which ever colour you choose from the endless colour range, you can be sure to achieve the look you want. Vitrabond Anodized and Anodized look range provide a complete range of finishes that imitate a variety of natural metals at a fraction of the cost making it perfect for every budget.
About Chancery Lane
79-86 Chancery lane is a 5 storey building constructed over a single storey basement and is located within the London Borough of Camden. The existing building, which was constructed in the late 1980’s, generally provided mixed use accommodation consisting of storage/ services plant rooms at basement, retail units at ground floor level and office accommodation on the upper floors.
The project was to refurbish and upgrade the commercial office element of the building to BCO category A and to maximise the net lettable floor space. The existing residential apartments were demolished allowing the area to be returned to office, and five new apartments were provided at first floor. Six new retail units were also created at ground floor level.
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