BuckleyGrayYeoman carried out a reception, three level office space refurbishment and roof terrace extension at 9 Prescot Street for Derwent London. A short walk from both Tower Hill and Aldgate, the site is located in the heart of an up and coming area. The refurbishment provides a new image for the building by bringing a touch of Shoreditch to the City, transforming a rear loading bay into a chic private reception space for Levels 4-6, and providing an edgier Chamber Street address. The 11-13,000 sq ft office floors have been pared back to their shell to expose the generous floor to soffit heights and arched perimeter beams previously hidden by deep dropped ceilings. In a bold move the ceilings and exposed services are to be painted dark grey, with sleek linear lighting. The floors are to be leveled and finished with a grey gloss. The opportunity was taken to make the most of the South West facing views with a new roof terrace, which includes views of London’s most recent architectural landmarks.