The planning permission, given by the London Docklands Development
Corporation, allowed 25,500m2 gross of office development.
The developers wanted a building worthy of the address as
the gateway to the newly named London Bridge City.
The office building has been designed as two linked elements
to respond to the site, the views across the River Thames
and over London Bridge.
The western building forms a gateway to the Hays Wharf re-development
and the lower part is cut away adjacent to the Bridge, to
provide an intermediate lower level, a west facing public
concourse and route down to a new Riverside Walk. The void
allows an early view of the City from the southern approach
to London Bridge. The upper stories of the buildings, are
angled to provide the office space with views towards St.
Paul’s Cathedral and the London landmarks.
The atrium, which links the two built forms, overlooks the
river and provides access from Tooley Street and the lower
walkway system, by escalators up to the reception area at
concourse level. Its interior is landscaped and the roof glazed,
to extended and cover a part of the River walk.
Construction took 24 months including fitting out.
Client: St. Martins Property Corporation
Gross floor area: 25,500 sq. m.