8 Finsbury Circus, City of London

Shows a simple and clear understanding of the character of the Circus

8 Finsbury Circus offices London by Wilkinson Eyre.
8 Finsbury Circus offices London by Wilkinson Eyre. Credit: Dirk Lindner

WilkinsonEyre for Mitsubishi Estate London and Stanhope

Contract value: £68m,

GIA: 22,800m²

This City office development is on the site of the former River Plate House and links Finsbury Circus to South Place with entrances on both streets.

The plan of the building on the typical floors is generated from the geometry of the crescent. However, the ground floor entrance provides a generous route through the building, engaging with the two facades in a different way. The scale, proportions and materials of the new facade facing Finsbury Circus show a simple and clear understanding of the character of the Circus as a whole, and Lutyens in particular.

  • 8 Finsbury Circus offices London by Wilkinson Eyre.
    8 Finsbury Circus offices London by Wilkinson Eyre. Credit: Dirk Lindner
  • 8 Finsbury Circus offices London by Wilkinson Eyre.
    8 Finsbury Circus offices London by Wilkinson Eyre. Credit: Dirk Lindner
  • 8 Finsbury Circus offices London by Wilkinson Eyre.
    8 Finsbury Circus offices London by Wilkinson Eyre. Credit: Dirk Lindner
  • 8 Finsbury Circus offices London by Wilkinson Eyre.
    8 Finsbury Circus offices London by Wilkinson Eyre. Credit: Dirk Lindner
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Two floors of mansard roofs, with recessed and projecting dormers, are topped with a minimal glazed opening onto a generous roof terrace. Interiors and exteriors work well, and the architect has managed an increased scale within the context of Finsbury Circus.


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