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Skipper Building, Camden

Client: CBRE Global Investors

Architect: Gpad

Contractor: Scott Osborn

Formerly a brewery and tobacco factory, The Skipper Building started its life as two sites that were first combined back in 2001. More recently, Perega has been integral to the successful redevelopment of the site, converting it into five storeys of premium open-plan workspace.

Perega was brought onto the project by the architectural lead to assess the viability of an additional extension at the rear of the property.

The project included a new cycle storage facility in the basement, along with staff showers and changing rooms, as part of a move to encourage eco-friendly commuting for workers. The brief also specified sustainability at its heart, stipulating the achievement of a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Furthermore, the new lower ground floor required alterations to the existing lift shafts. During initial investigations, Perega directed excavations, and a trial hole was formed to assess the building foundations, which uncovered a hidden basement missed during preliminary surveys previously undertaken. Fortunately, this challenging hurdle was swiftly overcome, with the uncovered section of the basement being incorporated to create an extra area off the lower ground office space.