A dynamic new destination for the City of London, 70 Gracechurch Street will improve the public realm, provide adaptable workplaces with an emphasis on wellbeing, and create a public viewing gallery with winter garden.
London’s long history of commerce and debate is celebrated here, on the site of the Roman Forum and next to the historic Leadenhall Market. The project features accessible, lively, public space that will drive increased footfall to the neighbouring market through the provision of a new pedestrian route, populated with flexible market halls and curated pop-up space. The office lobby is elevated to levels two and three, allowing 40% of the space on the ground floor to be available as public realm.
Conceived as an elegant composition of different elements, at street level 70 Gracechurch Street knits seamlessly with the urban fabric, to improve the pedestrian experience and relate to the scale of building frontages on Gracechurch Street. In the long view, the building respects protected buildings and vistas and responds to nearby tall buildings bring coherence to views of the Eastern Cluster.
70 Gracechurch Street will be one of the first office buildings in the City to be rated BREEAM Outstanding, utilising a high-efficiency façade, free evaporative cooling, natural ventilation and urban greening. The new building will be five times more efficient per square metre than the building it replaces, and will consume 45% less energy per year in total.