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Denton Corker Marshall wins planning for City office

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Denton Corker Marshall has won planning for a 9,300m2 office building in Farringdon, London

Replacing an existing nine-storey 1980s building, the new 12-storey scheme includes a new pub and office space.

The new building will increase the office space on the site by 60 per cent by maximising the development height.

The scheme is set to start on site in 2014.

Denton Corker Marshall's 20 Farringdon Street

Denton Corker Marshall’s 20 Farringdon Street

The architect’s view

‘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.’

20 Farringdon Street - west elevation

20 Farringdon Street - west elevation

Project data

Location Farringdon Street, London 
Type of project office
Client Artesian in conjunction with Chenavari
Architect Denton Corker Marshall 
Start on site date 2014
Gross internal floor area 9,300m2

Readers' comments (1)

  • I think I prefer the existing building, this seems to be about stuffing the site to the absolute limit - and with demolition of a relatively modern building, how does this project score in the sustainability stakes?
    I can't help thinking that Denton Corker Marshall are capable of a great deal better than this.

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