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Drapers Gardens

A view looking up the corner of the Drapers Gardens building

Project team

Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
Architect: Foggo Associates
Fit-out Contractor: Como
Fit-out Architect: KPF


This BREEAM excellent rated building was completed in 2010 and consists of 13 floors above ground and two basement levels. It has two atria and terraces on the upper floors facilitated by its stepped profile. At ground level the development provides a new landscaped public 'pocket park'. The building's innovative ventilated double wall cladding system is just one of the features that made the project so interesting.

The fit out of the building was also to the highest standard and continued the innovative theme organised around open plan design incorporating active zones for meeting rooms and breakout areas. The client spaces to the top two floors maximise the use of the amenities this building has to offer. The fit out works were completed in June 2012 and the building then occupied by BlackRock.

Our role

We played an active role with both teams and their clients from inception to occupation. The City District Surveyors received excellent feedback from everyone involved in the scheme for our proactive team based approach to Building Control. Our knowledge of the basebuild undoubtedly helped deliver excellent accommodation for Blackrock and helped the developer to meet their aspirations.

If you are contemplating constructing a new building or undertaking alterations to an existing building, we are happy to assist you with any Building Regulation queries you may have and offer free pre-application advice. Please call 020 7332 1000 or email the District Surveyor's Office.

Our staff

Project Surveyor Bill Welch
M&E Engineer Dudley Payne
Drainage EngineerPaul Stavers

27 March 2015
Last Modified:
14 May 2019