Helicon, EC2 London, UK

Sheppard Robson was commissioned in 1991 to design a landmark building on the corner of Finsbury Pavement, London EC2. The result is one of London’s first sustainable developments to combine retail and offices into a building that is energy-efficient and economical. The Helicon provides two retail units facing onto Finsbury Pavement and South Place, flanking the office reception entrance.

The scheme pioneered the concept of animating the public realm through the provision of active and accessible anchor uses at street level in this part of The City. Inherent flexibility was built into the planning application use classes applied for, which allowed the units to be taken by a major food retailer and an international bank.

Client
  • London & Manchester Assurance Co Ltd
Size
28,000 m2
Completion
1996

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