- Location London, UK
- Status Planning approved
- Service Architecture
- Sectors Retail, Workplace
- Area 64,700m²/696,900ft²
- Client Old Park Lane Management Ltd
This new commercial building is set to bring more than 400,000ft² of Grade A, BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ office space to Islington, plus premium retail provision. We’ve designed a dynamic 27-storey structure that integrated with the area’s existing urban grain and created a bookend for the emerging cluster of towers around CityPoint. With its articulated form, varied floorplates and welcoming public realm, it will make a major impact on the ongoing regeneration of the area.
Our design features a series of stepped slices that protrude forward and recess back, facilitating a range of floorplates that can accommodate different-sized businesses. These stepped heights create space for five roof terraces, and most of the office floorplates have balconies, meaning virtually every floor has access to outdoor amenities. In the ground floor entrance, we’ve brought the outside in with green walls and established planting. Designed as community space for the building’s occupants, this area also features a variety of event spaces, places to work and a coffee bar.
The building has a strong vertical rhythm and steps up to 110m at its tallest point, with the ground-floor office entrances set back to create a striking double-height colonnade. Its form folds to create a new public space on the corner of Ropemaker Street and Finsbury Pavement, where animated retail frontages will foster a vibrant pedestrian environment.
We’re really excited to work on this next generation of office building, which is designed to foster engagement and enhance occupants' wellbeing.