Completed: 2007 - On time and to budget
Client: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
This was the competition winning design to provide a major extension to the Deputy High Commission in Chennai. Its curved copper façade is a response to the detailed program. The extension is attached to the existing listed historic building and was built very close to other existing buildings. Following completion of the new extension, staff moved in and part of the existing building was demolished, all with as little disruption as possible.
The new building gives different levels of secure access and circulation for staff and the public, including a new Visa office. For the IT systems, extensive co-ordination was managed between the local contractors and the clients own electrical teams .