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Galliford Try to Refurbish Adelaide House

Galliford Try to Refurbish Adelaide House
17 July 2023

Construction group Galliford Try has been appointed by St Martin’s Property Investments to remodel and refurbish Adelaide House in central London.

The £72 million contract involves the remodelling of the nine-storey, Grade II-listed building on the north side of London Bridge. The refurbishment will be to a Category A office standard. Galliford Try will also enhance the roof and riverside gardens.

Designed by Sir John Burnet & Partners, the building was listed by Historic England in 1978. The facade is made of portland stone and grey granite, with pseudo-Doric columns. It’s known as London’s first skyscraper, as it was the tallest office building in the City of London when it was completed in 1925. British Pathé footage from 1937 shows an extensive roof garden which features fruit trees and beehives.

Bill Hocking, Chief Executive of Galliford Try, said: “We are delighted to be working with St Martin’s on this landmark building with a prestigious location on the banks of the Thames. Our building team has a proud record of delivering high-quality, sustainable office spaces within the capital.”

Picture: a photograph of Adelaide House. Image Credit: Tony Hisgett via a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 17 July 2023


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