Refurbishment of office premises on Islington High Street in London to enable the building to re-open as a new, state-of-the-art tech campus for high-growth start-ups.

We were appointed to cost manage the project on behalf of RBS – development partner for the scheme by Rocketspace, a San-Francisco based company.

The campus, located in Angel Tube station, provides flexible working spaces for up to 1,500 people across a 9000 square metre floorplate.

Services and amenities will accommodate the needs of growing tech start-up teams, including office-as-a-service, a multi-gigabit Internet connection, cafe, collaborative workspaces and a large event space.

Members will have access to hands-on workshops, peer group roundtables, trend talks and networking events, among other services.

Regents House, a 1980s building previously housing Natwest’s cash holding centre, bank vault and offices, was stripped back to its shell for its transformation into a state-of-the-art tech campus.

The upper floors provide co-working desks and office suites, whilst the double-height basement has been converted into event space, meeting rooms, a café and bar. The original bank vault has been transformed into a games room and lounge.

The new facility is Rocketspace’s first tech campus outside of the US where is has housed the likes of Spotify and Uber in their early days.

Client:
Royal Bank of Scotland
Services Provided:
Quantity Surveying
Sector:
Offices
Location:
Islington, London
Period:
2016
Value:
£26 million

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