1 April 2011
AXA REIM on behalf of Friends Life Assurance Society Limited has
secured planning permission for its major office refurbishment in
Richmond on Thames town centre.
The scheme is adjacent to Richmond Station and
will be the first major office refurbishment to be commenced in the
south west London office market this cycle. The ESA-designed
building will comprise 48,000 sq ft and the refurbishment will
commence summer 2011, with completion in summer 2012.
The specification will create modern flexible
air conditioned offices and will include new services, an
additional lift, raised floors, new ceilings and carpeting. The
building’s reception will also be increased in size to make it
prominent from Kew Road.
The property also has 23 on site car spaces -
a rarity in Richmond town centre.
Kevin Mersh of Capita Symonds, joint agents
with Martin Campbell, comments: “Thameslink House will be the first
major HQ office building to come to the market for many years
offering prime space adjacent to one of the busiest transport
interchanges outside Central London. Given the extent of the works
we are confident the building will appeal the major occupiers in
The office address is Thameslink House, 1
Church Road, Richmond on Thames, TW9 2QE.