Forming a landmark project of significant architectural merit on a site that is a key gateway to the City of London, the St Botolph Building is a decidedly adaptable commercial development in the heart of the financial district.
Designed for use by multiple occupants, the upper 11 floors of the building contain high specification offices, with the lower two levels organised for maximum flexibility and the potential to become dealing floors. At lower ground levels, accommodation for multifunctional spaces and retail outlets ensures an active street frontage.
Wrapped by striking gradated blue glazing, the building gives 53,000 sq m in total and is is organised around a dramatic light-filled atrium with four perimeter cores.
Divided equally around the centre, the cores give uniform access to all tenants and was the first application of this specific kind of twin lift technology in the UK. This arrangement allows each of its 16 lifts to operate independently in the same shaft, optimising access for all users.
Grimshaw has responded very well to an exacting client brief including high quality design, sustainability and cost enabling the scheme to compete within the commercial City property market. In my view, their quality of design is first rate and they consistently produce high quality design material.
Tim Garnham, former joint Chief Executive of Minerva PLC
The arrangement of the Thyssen Krupp lift system allows two independent lift cars to run in the same shaft simultaneously. An intelligent call system provides co-ordination of the elevator group and assigns passengers to the lift best suited to their destination.
48775 sq m
Hufton + Crow