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The future of the City

  • A new 27-storey commercial building in the City of London
  • Accommodates different-sized tenants across a range of floorplates
  • Includes community space for the building’s occupants

We’re really excited to work on this next generation of office building, which is designed to foster engagement and enhance occupants’ wellbeing.

Frank Filskow
Lead architect, Make

Project Details

Location London, UK
Status Planning approved
Sectors Office, Retail
Area 64,700m²/696,900ft²
Height 27 storey
Client Old Park Lane Management Ltd

This new commercial building is set to bring more than 415,000ft2 of Grade A, BREEAM ‘Excellent’ office space to the City of London, 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 bar, event spaces, cafés, a lecture hall and more.

The building has a strong vertical rhythm and steps up to 128m 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.