1 King William Street, City of London

Brought back into use as an efficient and enjoyable office

1 King William Street offices City of London by AHMM.
1 King William Street offices City of London by AHMM. Credit: Timothy Soar

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for UD Europe Ltd

Contract value: £27.6m

GIA: 9,220m²

Located in the Bank Conservation area in the City of London, this project involved the extension and reinvention of a 1920s grade II listed building and an adjoining 1990s structure to create a high-specification office space. 

A new central core brings the original buildings together. The architect has shown skill and competence in bringing them back into use as an efficient and enjoyable City office building.

 
  • 1 King William Street offices City of London by AHMM.
    1 King William Street offices City of London by AHMM. Credit: Timothy Soar
  • 1 King William Street offices City of London by AHMM.
    1 King William Street offices City of London by AHMM. Credit: Timothy Soar
  • 1 King William Street offices City of London by AHMM.
    1 King William Street offices City of London by AHMM. Credit: Timothy Soar
  • 1 King William Street offices City of London by AHMM.
    1 King William Street offices City of London by AHMM. Credit: Timothy Soar
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The listed neo-classical north block provides the corner entry point to the new offices. The jury particularly admired the restoration and reconfiguration of the triangular double-height entrance hall, which provides a signature for the whole building.

The south block is re-clad in handmade brick with an elegant grouping of windows to create a tripartite composition to the principal facade. Brick and bronze panels complement the Portland Stone of the retained listed building. The jury also admired the rooftop amenity space.


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