Green light for BuckleyGrayYeoman's two-storey rooftop pavilion in the City of London
Shoreditch-based architecture practice BuckleyGrayYeoman has secured planning permission for a two-storey rooftop pavilion above an eight-storey office building at 107-112 Leadenhall Street in the heart of the City of London’s tall buildings cluster. Designed on behalf of RBS Real Estate Asset Management, BuckleyGrayYeoman’s pavilion will increase the office space at 107-112 Leadenhall Street, adding 1,014 sq m GIA.
Overlooked by the tall buildings of the City, including the 48-storey Leadenhall Building, the 41-storey Gherkin, the recently consented 40 Leadenhall and the under-construction 52 Lime Street, the new pavilion will make a major contribution to the rooftop appearance of 107-112 Leadenhall Street - its ’fifth elevation’.
Paul White, Director of BuckleyGrayYeoman said: “London is going through a major phase of building tall and that presents some really interesting opportunities for architecture. With tall buildings creating new vistas across the city, roofs have become a new layer of London’s landscape. Our extension of 107-112 Leadenhall Street addresses the quality of this new space, adding prestige to the often forgotten ‘fifth elevation’ of the building.”
The design of the pavilion will create a unique location nestled in the heart of the City tall buildings cluster, with light-filled interior spaces and outdoor amenities for future occupiers of the new floors. Impressive views over the surrounding cityscape will be maximised by a series of setbacks that create accessible terraces enclosed by clear glass balustrades.
The pavilion’s continuous, colonnaded façade will be clad in reconstituted stone to create a legible and concise form that blends harmoniously with the existing eight storeys below. Roofscape views from neighbouring buildings will be greatly enhanced by the pavilion, which will add visual interest to this newly prominent site, highly visible from the neighbouring towers.
A sedum roof, articulated with linear skylights tops the pavilion off, providing a visually uniform surface while meeting the City of London’s aspiration to encourage biodiversity in the centre of London.
Client: Royal Bank of Scotland
Project Management: Cluttons
Services Engineers: CBRE
Structural Engineers: Sinclair Johnston
Planning Consultants: DP9