Situated in Kentish Town, North West London, Fortess Grove underwent a complete asset repositioning, transforming former industrial and coachworks facilities into a modern, flexible, and contemporary work environment, suitable for potential tenants.
The site was divided into three primary areas – Workshop A, Studio B, and Railey Mews – with the redevelopment work carried out in phases. The comprehensive redevelopment program involved stripping the structures back to their external walls and rebuilding them with new steel structures and MMC to create modern, functional, and flexible spaces.
Our extensive structural design and build knowledge has been put to use in these works. Collaborating closely with client consultants has enabled us to accelerate the project's progress and streamline the processes involved.
The Fortess Grove project in Kentish Town, North West London involved a complete asset reposition of former industrial and coachworks facilities into a modern, contemporary and flexible working environment for prospective tenants. The project was executed in phases and involved stripping the areas back to just the external walls, and building from there using new steel structures and MMC.
The project allowed us to leverage our extensive knowledge of structural design and build, and our collaborative working approach with client consultants streamlined the processes throughout.
Workshop A, the largest NIA on site, was fitted with two new internal upper mezzanine floors and roof to create a modern industrial-style workplace. The building features a sleek reception area and large collaborative breakout spaces.
Studio B's renovation included the installation of a new lift core and an additional floor, expanding the collaborative breakout spaces with additional individual workstations.
Railey Mews received an additional upper floor to create a plant room, bicycle storage, refuge storage, and staff shower facilities on the ground floor, all designed to match the high spec of the overall build.
In addition to the internal works, extensive external works packages were carried out, including hard and soft landscaping, drainage, soakaway, external lighting, signage, and street furniture to the entrance courtyard.
- Longest continuous run of rooflights in Europe
- Installation of bespoke acoustic pitched roof system
- New crittal windows and aluminium curtain wall system throughout
- Installation of two additional floor levels greatly increasing NIA space
- Extensive groundworks across all buildings
- Comprehensive Cat A refurbishment
- Installation of a new electrical sub-station
- Bespoke architectural steel staircases & handrails
- Extensive M&E design and installation
- Comprehensive refurbishment of the building's envelope using corten steel rainscreen cladding
- Installation of new lift and shaft