City Tower in London

ISG has secured a £16m contract from property development firm Great Portland Estates and investment firm Starwood Capital to refurbish and upgrade the City Tower in Basinghall Street, London, UK.

The building’s interior and exterior will be refurbished to offer improves office space and public spaces.

Under the contract, ISG will work across ten floors to refurbish 80,000ft² of offices.

The 21-storey building was constructed in 1964 and last refurbished in 1985.

ISG will also upgrade the tower’s exterior by replacing aluminium cladding panels to improve the visual impact of the building.

A two-storey podium deck at the base of the building will also be refurbished and will feature a public high walkway area.

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ISG will construct a new glazed entrance portico at podium level, create a contemporary reception area and a secondary entrance to the facility.

The contractor will introduce new roof lights on the podium deck and performance glazing to the southern elevation to maximise the volume of natural light entering the building’s lower levels.

A new landscaping scheme will be added to improve the public area near City Tower and the existing restaurant as well as the hard landscaping elements on the high walkway area will be removed.

ISG will also carry out structural work across the tower’s roof by introducing enlarged plant openings and remove and replace existing water tanks.

The company will also undertake mechanical and electrical works to improve the efficiency of building services, which will be carried out on a seasonal basis to minimise disruption.

The project is due for completion in the summer of 2013.

Image: ISG will work across ten floors of the 21-storey building to refurbish 80,000ft² of offices. Photo: courtesy of ISG.