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1 Bartholomew Lane

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Project Value

£30m

Client: Balfour Beatty

Type: Commercial

Located in the City of London, 1 Bartholomew Lane offers a total of 79,427 ft² of bespoke, contemporary office space.  The building is a highly-specified, open and flexible Grade A space in a cornerstone location facing the Bank Of England. 

There are large areas of efficient, regular and virtually column-free floors with excellent natural light and great space-planning flexibility; capable of meeting the most rigorous demands of modern business.  Built in the early 1900s, the building underwent substantial redevelopment; incorporating the retention of the 6-storey façade of a bank building.  Behind this, and rising 4 floors above it, a highly-efficient modern office over 12 floors was built.  There were terraces on the 7th, 9th and 10th floors added to give an additional benefit to the visitors and employees of the building.  The building was also built to high energy-efficiency standards and has a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’. 

Risk assessments are a common part of construction and 1 Bartholomew Lane was no different.  The project is situated in an area of low crime, when compared nationally.  The site itself was within a city-centre commercial district and sits adjacent to the Bank of England.  The site would be at immediate risk from acts of office theft and anti-social behaviour such as vandalism, petty theft and trespassing.  However, a project of this size and profile needed to consider wider threats such as protests and criminal damage.  Upon taking into account the local environment, past incidents and the nature of the project the perceived threats were as follows; property crime, property damage, personal crime, public disorder, major disaster and terrorism.  These were broken down into specific components that formed the basis of the risk assessment.

The aim of the Munnelly Logistics package on this project was to not only ensure that the traditional aspects of logistics were fully managed, but that new, innovative and sustainable logistics created a legacy far outreaching the physical of the project.  This was achieved by setting new standards rather than the aspirational targets of general construction.  Munnelly Logistics throughout the years have invested heavily in sustainable management and employment, which underpinned this package.