Shows a simple and clear understanding of the character of the Circus
WilkinsonEyre for Mitsubishi Estate London and Stanhope
Contract value: £68m,
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.
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.