Brookfield Property Partners and Oxford Properties, two leading global developers, are seeing their new London project on the rise. In a city where whimsical office towers are redefining the historic skyline, much to the dismay of many preservationists, the budding complex known as London Wall Place takes a simpler, and perhaps more tasteful, approach to architecture in the core.
The development is poised to contain 500,000 square feet of office space across two distinct buildings fashioned by Make Architects. With 35,000 square feet of landscaped roof gardens and 45,000 square feet of green space providing that essential connection to the public realm, the project is seamlessly integrated with its mid-rise surroundings. A series of suspended walkways will enhance site connectivity, while preserved remains of the Roman City Wall and 13th century St. Alphage Church serve as showcase pieces within the development.
The 16-storey tower provides floor plates of 12,000 square feet and features vertical strips of glazing with a triple-height space at the top of the building. Its 12-storey complement sprawls across a larger footprint, with floor plates ranging in size from 9,000 to 42,000 square feet. Asset management company Schroders has let the entire building.
Easily configurable to changing workplace demands, the flexible design will minimize the need for large-scale retrofitting exercises. Highlighted by glazing and a facade treatment that accentuates the building's protruding geometry, the development's rising prominence is seen in the photo below.
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