The City of London has granted planning approval for a new 100,000 sq ft commercial building at 20 Farringdon Street designed by Denton Corker Marshall. This is the practice’s first new office building in the City and marks its entry into the expanding new-build market.
The new 12-storey building, which includes a new public house at the junction of Farringdon Street and Old Fleet Lane, will replace an existing 9-storey, 43,000 sq ft office building built in the 1980’s. The project is expected to go on site later in 2014.
The project, for developer Artesian in conjunction with Chenavari, increases the office floor space by over 60% through efficient planning and maximising the development height. The design incorporates innovative low energy-use servicing strategies and includes extensive bespoke cycle-parking and showering facilities.
John Rintoul, Partner at Denton Corker Marshall, said: “The design proposals incorporate floor-to-ceiling glazing around three sides of the building which flood the office areas with natural light and offer uninterrupted panoramic views of the City.
“The building form sets back at the three topmost floors to create a series of external terraces. These are stepped on the east face and overlook Fleet Place, a pocket oasis of calm in this busy commercial area.”