This unique project saw a fully collaborative team refurbish part of the existing 1980's NatWest Regents House building in Angel, North London with original bullion storage vault and associated security spaces.
RocketSpace’s new London tech campus launched following the extensive fit-out and restoration within the building by our London Project Management team for the duration of the design and the 11-month construction period. The building provides RocketSpace with flexible working spaces for up to 1,500 people across a 9000m2 floorplate as the organisation continues its ambitious growth and builds a global network of tech campuses. The London campus is the first beyond San Francisco and is the result of a successful partnership between RocketSpace and NatWest.
Upper floors of the campus provide dedicated desks in open workspaces and a range of 4-32 person private office suites for tech start-ups and corporate innovation teams, designed to expand flexibly in response to business growth. An impressive double-height basement space has been transformed from a loading bay into a state-of-the-art event space with bleacher seating for 120, adjacent flexible-use meeting rooms, media pods and a café and bar. A full, double-height south-facing glass façade with bi-folding doors replaces heavy security shutters to provide natural light and access to an outside landscaped yard. Within the bank vault is a 1970’s spy-movie-inspired games room and lounge complete with bullion cages and bank vault doors.
Over 17,000 man hours made this impressive transformation happen, 1,300 tonnes of waste at a 97% recycling rate. Positive delivery ensured minimal disruption to BAU services for NatWest staff in the building and a successful handover and launch event for RocketSpace at the beginning of June. The delivery team worked together to overcome the challenges within the building to deliver an outstanding finish which has transformed the building.