Sykes & Son Limited were employed by the City of London Corporation to complete adaptions to the first floor at 21 New Street to provide temporary office space for 5 year period.

The 12-week project comprised of design and build adaptions, taking this from RIBA Stage 2 through to completion.

Building works included demolition of existing partitions to form a single office space, new partitions to extend the existing corridor, new acoustic partitions and suspended ceilings to form office spaces, filling in an existing opening, new doors with access control and retrofitting existing doors with access control hardware, spot repairs and decoration and retrofitting existing windows with blackout blinds and proprietary bomb resistant film.

Services works included alterations to ductwork, reconfiguring grilles to suit the new layout, installing new acoustic attenuators, installing fire damper, replacing WC extract fans, cleaning ductwork, replacing filters and re-balancing, replacing corroded pipework, provision of new smoke and heat detectors, new LED luminaries and controls and new power and data.

Sykes commenced a ‘Minor Works and Refurbishments’ Framework Agreement with the City of London Corporation in 2012. The M&E framework was re-tendered and re-secured in 2017.