calfordseaden has been appointed to supply M&E design for the category B fit-out of levels one to three on behalf of our client, Axis, having rolled out similar services for both the ‘Walkie Talkie’ and Gherkin. The fit-out will encompass approximately 45,000 sq ft of office accommodation, spread over three levels.

The Scalpel is a commercial skyscraper located on Lime Street in the City of London’s financial district, within a cluster of some of London’s most iconic buildings. Its distinctive, angular form has given rise to its name and was designed to allow unobstructed views of nearby St. Paul’s Cathedral. Upon completion, the structure will be 190m (620 ft) high, and comprise 38 storeys.

Our provided services will involve a comprehensive and fully coordinated M&E design brief and full specification of ventilation, air conditioning, hot and cold water services and drainage. Additional electrical services supplied will include underfloor power, artificial LED lighting and controls, supplies to mechanical equipment and other systems, containment design and a door entry system.

All considerations for the building’s sustainability and environmental impact have been taken into account and on completion, the structure is intended to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, which is captured within the landlord’s fit-out guide and design package.

calfordseaden is also collaborating closely with the contractor in developing the design according to the client’s brief and supplying contracted services in accordance with the landlord fit-out guide.