Squire & Partners Offices
Squire & Partners examined a number of premises before deciding on this one in King's Cross. The existing structure was converted to housing some time before the practice looked at it, but the ground floor and basement were unused. Six bays of the ground floor slab were removed - three at the front and three at the back - to allow light down to the lower level. A further two holes were punched through - crossed by glass floored bridges - at either end. One enters via an impressively tall door off the street to reception. From here you cross one of the glass floored bridges to reach the café. There are some very nice details around the office: two precast concrete stairs, with treads cantilevered off an offset concrete spine beam, and leather clad screens to some of the meeting rooms to afford privacy from the street.