As times and working practices changed over the years, Africa House no longer satisfied the requirements for modern offices. The building became inefficient, outdated and did not appeal to the profile of tenant that would be expected in this prestigious location and landmark building.
jmarchitects obtained Listed Building consent and Planning permission for a new two-story high roof extension, the demolition of the random buildings to the rear, and the creation of a contemporary sloped glass façade that enables all floors to complete the ideal “doughnut” shape preferred by most office users.
While externally retaining its period characteristics, the building has been transformed within to provide a new full-height atrium with scenic glass wall climbing lifts. The floors have been completely reconfigured around this atrium providing light, impressive office space.