City of London
In the historic heart of London’s premier business district, this highly specified building delivers an elegant, modern, LEED Platinum workplace of the highest quality. Internally the design optimises the configuration of a particularly confined site, delivering highly flexible space with efficient floor plates, an elegant core and a stunning new reception.
This impressive and pronounced development offers nine storeys of Grade A office space above prime retail units. We creatively re-engineered a consented scheme to maximise the efficiency whilst revealing the building’s hidden potential.
Having consulted with the City’s planners, we relocated the office entrance, made significant improvements to the office accommodation and increased the net area by rationalising the cores and adding additional office space on the ninth floor. A private roof terrace for the ninth floor tenant offers panoramic views across the City of London’s skyline.
The innovative design of the façade combines the use of Portland stone and high performance fenestration with stone surrounds that step back elegantly at the upper levels.
100 Cheapside has been designed with cutting-edge sustainability at its core. Passive design reduces the energy requirements of the building and active measures conserve the energy used during occupancy. Green and brown roofs support biodiversity together with a variety of bird, bat and insect boxes located on site. Rainwater attenuation and a grey water recycling plant treat rainwater harvested from the roof and recycle wastewater from the cores.
Roof mounted photovoltaic, solar thermal panels and a large bicycle store with generous showering facilities contribute to the building's sustainable credentials. Collectively, this has resulted in 100 Cheapside achieving BREEAM Excellent and LEED Platinum ratings.
Client: Quadrant Estates; City of London Corporation | Services: Architecture | Size: 135,850ft²