One Bartholomew, Barts Square (Offices), EC1 London, UK
The Barts Square masterplan, developed by Sheppard Robson for Helical, establishes a new urban mixed-use quarter in the heart of the City of London.
The 3.2 acre development includes approximately 236 residential units, 20,000ft² of retail, and 258,000ft² of office space.
One Bartholomew Close acts as an anchor-point for the whole development. It is distinctly modern in both form and materiality. Its use of metal screens, and floor-to-ceiling glazing, both reflects and embraces the scale of the modern City of London.
The building is set over ground and eleven upper floors, and provides 223,000ft² of prime office space, with a large terrace on the tenth floor with views of St Paul’s.
The design is integrated into the extensive public realm improvements which turn Bartholomew Close into a pedestrian-friendly environment, enlivened by café and restaurant uses at ground floor.
The design includes a generous double-height entrance lobby accessed at the corner of Little Britain and Bartholomew Close, incorporating touch-down space and coffee shop.
The building has generous floor-to-ceiling heights (2.85m), and a highly-efficient and adaptable floorplate design. The fully-glazed, active, double-skin façade system is linked to the building management system via sensors which allow the façade to adjust the level of solar shading in response to changing external conditions.
The scheme is designed to meet the latest environmental performance and occupier requirements, and to achieve BREEAM 2014 Excellent. In addition to the active façade system, the scheme includes an ecological roof combining both extensive and intensive green roofs with PV panels incorporated into plant areas at roof level.
- 20,000 m2
- Structural Steel Design Award - Commended
- British Council for Offices - Shortlisted
- OAS Development Awards - Shortlisted