Latham & Watkins Fit-out

Location London, United Kingdom
Services Building services, structural and fire engineering, acoustics, lighting design, IT and audio visual
Sector Workplace
Client Latham & Watkins
Architect Gensler
Photography © Kristen McCluskie

Kevin Hayes

T +44 (0)20 7438 1600

Latham & Watkins occupy 12 floors within the 24-storey tower at 99 Bishopsgate. The expansion of the business resulted in a number of new floors being occupied by Latham & Watkins with the phase 1 works covering the fit-out of five floors. This includes the high spec conference facilities and client liaison areas on the ground floor.

Careful integration into the building’s base build systems was efficiently delivered through the holistic use of BIM/3D Revit Modelling which resulted in a fully coordinated solution.

Partner offices, conference meeting rooms, paralegal areas were all captured within the new floors whilst the design and integration of the IT and audio visual systems were driven through in parallel within the client teams. High density conference facilities on the ground floor, including the introduction of new catering facilities and common break out areas. Acoustic measures were designed into the solutions from day one to capture the requirements of the individual offices.

Along with the building services designs, Cundall delivered a full range of engineering solutions. Specifically, the scope of works comprised:

  • Feasibility study and detailed surveys of existing building services
  • Landlord lease negotiations
  • Timely validations of existing Cat A systems
  • Structural designs, included introduction of new specialist structural staircase, entrance canopy and column removal on the ground floor
  • Fire studies covered traffic flow analysis and fire rating of combined floors
  • Creation of new localised comms rooms, together with supporting UPS and cooling plant.
  • Active acoustic testing of partitioning proposals with Gensler and manufacture
  • Specialist lighting proposals to all areas, including the client ground floor areas and conference facilities

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