One Creechurch Place, EC3 London, UK
The site occupies an important position in the City of London; the project consists of a new, modern, flexible and efficient office building of the highest quality. The building comprises two levels of basement, ground floor and 17 upper storeys, plus rooftop plant, providing 271,600 ft2 of flexible, Grade A commercial office space and 2,300 ft2 of retail space at ground level.
The plan form is based on that of Holy Trinity Priory, mapped onto the proposed site and abstracted to form a series of staggered extrusions, in which the form is broken into a cluster of smaller towers each with its own character.
The principal cladding system is a unitised, interactive double skin – a double-glazed inner layer, single-glazed outer layer and an operable blind in the cavity between. This allows control of solar gain and optimises natural daylight within the offices. This system is enhanced by anodised aluminium vertical fins of varying colours and spacing, improving the facade performance and adding vertical emphasis.
The development achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, a B-rated Energy Performance Certificate and a Wired Platinum score.
- 25,550 m2