2 Gee Street Offices Approved
Piercy&Company has secured planning consent for a 43,500 ft2 office building at 2 Gee Street in Clerkenwell, as part of a pair of buildings for Chait Investment Corporation.
Drawing on the Clerkenwell vernacular, the crittall glazed building provides a ground floor reception and retail plus six floors of office space on a former car park site. The scheme connects into the Bunhill Energy Network and includes over 2,000 ft2 of dedicated affordable Small and Medium Sized Enterprise space.
The Gee Street elevation is a finely gridded glazed wall, inspired by the crittal glass of local warehouse buildings and the factory glazing of the International Style. A subtle curved corner draws pedestrians into a landscaped courtyard formed between the gable end wall of Harella House and the new building.
Stuart Piercy, Director, Piercy&Company:
“2 Gee Street has a fine-grained facade that disrupts the repetition of the typical commercial gridded office. The delicate lantern like form will bring a more generous presence to this tight urban street.”
See: 2 Gee Street
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