THONET

THURSDAY 30 OCTOBER 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
WAN Mobile
 
WAN Mobile
Previous Next
 
News International Headquarters, London, United Kingdom 
Wednesday 08 Apr 2009
 
Levete leads London build to planning 
 
 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

Editorial

News International HQ submitted to Tower Hamlets planning office 

Following the announcement of Amanda Levete's first three independent projects since leaving Future Systems, a key London project has now been submitted by her firm to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for planning permission.

News Corporation today announced that submission of plans for the re-modelling of the main building at its historic site in Wapping. The media organisation commissioned Amanda Levete Architects to design the building and worked with planning consultants DP9 to prepare the application.

The HQ is set to lend a united home to News International, Harper Collins, MySpace, Dow Jones, Fox and related businesses for the first time and will help to regenerate the Wapping site, which played a pivotal role in the transformation of the newspaper industry in the 1980s, for the new era.

The local area will also benefit from the scheme by creating publicly accessible walkways and new public space at the eastern end of the site, with a museum, restaurants and retail units.

The re-modelled building is designed to set new standards in working environments and sustainability and will be one of the largest naturally ventilated office buildings in the UK. The proposal for the building includes an 18m high atrium carved out of the original print works with a series of other atria along main circulation paths to maximise natural lighting and ventilation.

Niki May Young
News Editor

Key Facts

Status Planning
Value 0(m€)
Add your name to this project
AL_A
www.amandalevetearchitects.com

More projects by this architect

Central Embassy

Exhibition Road Expansion, Victoria and Albert Museum

EDP Foundation Cultural Centre

V&A Exhibition Road Extension

Bangkok Central Embassy

10 Hills Place

Spencer Dock Bridge

Central Embassy

Latest Jobs in London

Qualified Architects.

Senior Interior Designer

 
Vola
ECOWAN
 

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site