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WilkinsonEyre has completed work on 8 Finsbury Circus, a £68m commercial development in the City of London for Mitsubishi Estate London Limited and Stanhope
WilkinsonEyre was appointed for the redevelopment of the former River Plate House, Finsbury Circus, following a design competition in 2011. Their scheme works to the client’s overall requirements for an ‘exemplary’ new office building in this historic City setting. The site, which is adjacent to the listed Britannic House by Edwin Lutyens, has access from both Finsbury Circus and South Place.
Full planning permission was granted in 2012 to replace the existing 1980s building with the new scheme, which provides more than 15,000 sq m of Grade A, flexible office space with ground floor retail.
The main challenge was convincing the City Planners to allow the demolition of the existing building. Further constraints required that the new building should retain a mansard, as other buildings in the Circus, and that the building should not be seen above the height of the exist