Soho Wharf, Clink Street

The Clink Street building is one of the last un-modernised structures within this thriving mixed-use area set in the popular route along the Southbank and beyond.

We reformed this iconic building into a state-of-the-art multi-use development creating lettable space, whilst also creating 6 cutting edge apartments.


Awards: FX Awards 2017 Finalist

Project : Refurbishment, CAT 'A' Fit Out

Sector: Commercial, Residential

Size: 31,000 sq ft

Programme: 52 weeks

Contract: JCT Traditional


Architect: Spparc Architects

PM: TowerEight

PQS: TowerEight

Services: PSH Consulting

External view of extension

The Project

We transformed this historic building into a new age warehouse style office whilst also creating a living space of the highest quality whilst showcasing the outstanding views of London.

The project consisted of adding on additional floor space, while completing a full CAT ‘A’ refurbishment of the existing 5 floors to serve as open plan warehouse style offices turning this into a modernised building but keeping the historic core. A welcoming reception area, feature staircase and lift upgrade were also completed.

Our specialist team showcased the outstanding views of London by creating 6 new high end residential apartments and roof terrace. Whilst being a logistically challenging project, we created a first-class refurbishment and extension to a building left behind by its modernised surroundings and resurrected it to become an iconic building in the heart of London.


Neighbouring Relationships

With the building being a neighbour of Network Rail we had to make sure our relationship was strong from the outset. When creating the new 5th and 6th floors, we needed to erect scaffolding along the West elevation, which is adjacent to the railway. It was an extremely lengthy process that required indepth co-ordination, involving Risk Assessments with NR and BAPA, supervision throughout the works and potential possession of the railway.


Logistically Challenging

The site was incredibly restricted in terms of how we could feed materials into the building. Clink Street is a very busy pedestrian walkway, and with deliveries only permitted between the hours of 7:30am and 9:30am, our materials which consisted of 60 tonnes of new steelwork for the roof, along with brickwork and other finishes, needed to be vertically transported, using a beam hoist at the 2nd Floor level, above the Clink Museum entrance, over which we erected a gantry as protection for the public.

The 8build team have been very helpful and respectful of our business throughout the project. At all times, any issues or concerns were responded to in a timely manner with a positive attitude.

GBK, Clink Street

CAT 'A' space

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