40 Chancery Lane, Holborn

A welcome landscaped space in a dense urban location

40 Chancery Lane offices London by Bennetts Associates.
40 Chancery Lane offices London by Bennetts Associates. Credit: Allan Crow

Bennetts Associates for Derwent London

Contract value: £30m

GIA: 13,160m²  

On a large corner site, an elegant Travertine-clad complex of connected office blocks draws on the urban character of the local area and retains an existing building on Took’s Court.  A small, publicly-accessible courtyard reached from Chancery Lane provides a welcome landscaped space in this dense urban location. 
  • 40 Chancery Lane offices London by Bennetts Associates
    40 Chancery Lane offices London by Bennetts Associates Credit: Allan Crow
  • 40 Chancery Lane offices London by Bennetts Associates.
    40 Chancery Lane offices London by Bennetts Associates. Credit: Allan Crow
  • 40 Chancery Lane offices London by Bennetts Associates.
    40 Chancery Lane offices London by Bennetts Associates. Credit: Allan Crow
  • 40 Chancery Lane offices London by Bennetts Associates.
    40 Chancery Lane offices London by Bennetts Associates. Credit: Allan Crow
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The retained building allows a memory of the traditional ‘hole-in-the-wall’ character of the conservation area on the outside, while creating a narrow internal glazed street. Wall carvings by Susanna Heron in the covered entrance to the courtyard provide an attractive relief to the flank wall to the restaurant space. This is an extremely well-considered and resolved development.  


 
 

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