London Wall Place creates a new destination in the heart of the City, providing two new office buildings that can accommodate up to 5,000 employees, as well as a unique sequence of city gardens that will become a sanctuary in the Square Mile.
Project architect, Make
Like its neighbour, the Barbican, London Wall Place is a significant City of London site. Within it lie the remains of St Alphage Church and a section of the original London Wall. We’re unlocking these historic structures and replacing the site’s existing buildings – a 1950s podium and a vacant tower – with a swathe of high-quality office space.
In with the old, in with the new. Along with designing two striking new buildings that together will provide more than 75,000m2 of office space, we’re reinstating the site’s historic grids, knitting together the two heritage structures with new pedestrian routes and a series of beautifully landscaped gardens. Uniting our new development is a unique cladding – an iridescent coating of concrete and faience that reinterprets the knapped flint of the site’s Roman and Saxon remains. Along the London Wall, we’re creating more than 250m of active frontage, bringing life back to the street.
When the scheme is finished, the site will be better connected to its surroundings, and more than 50 percent of it will be public space. It’ll be easier to walk through the area, and the streetscape will be livelier too, making it an accessible and altogether more attractive City site.
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