67-74 Saffron hill EC1 is located in the heart in the City of London’s diamond district Hatton Garden – an area of London that has seen significant increase in rental income over the last few years.
Bearing this in mind the owner of the property has made significant improvements to the property in the form of a two storey extension to the front of the building and a single story extension to the rear increasing the rentable square footage by more than 4000 square foot, as well as putting a new front on the building significantly improving its appearance.
Over the last year we have been heavily involved in this project getting the new floor space ready for rental, as well as fitting out these areas for the new tenants as they move in.
Having carried out all this work the owner has now turned his attention to the common areas, specifically the entrance foyer with a ambitious plan to increase the appeal of the building with a new foyer layout, to include new flooring, new lighting, a desk area for the new concierge that the building now warrants.
Additionally, the property owner has planned for a central atrium feature of a live tree growing out of the floor.
The walls are to be clad in full height bespoke oak panels, illuminated by directional LED strip lighting concealed within channels built into the ceiling.
Additional lighting will be supplied by lighting channels built into the ceiling, along with three chandeliers suspended from the ceiling in the atrium at the front of the foyer. A new steel framed glass entrance to the ground floor offices will be fitted to match the new building entrance.
A new polished concrete floor will be installed throughout the foyer and up the staircase to the atrium landing.
By far the most difficult part of the project is the installation of a tree into the foyer, a large steel container has been fitted into the floor, supported by new steels fitted into the basement, along with an automatic watering system and grow lights to substitute for sunlight.
This blog will be updated with more photos of the progress.