125 Old Broad Street, London, United Kingdom. Architect: GMW Architects, 2008.
|:||125 Old Broad Street, London, United Kingdom. Architect: GMW Architects, 2008. Detail of the building's glass envelope.|
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|:||125 Old Broad Street|
|:||125 Old Broad Street, London, United Kingdom. Architect: GMW Architects, 2008.|
|:||Corporate And Commercial|
|:||This 26-storey office tower stands close to the iconic City core that includes the Bank of England, the Mansion House and the Royal Exchange; an important area of townscape and symbolism acknowledged as containing some of the most historically significant buildings in the City. Hammerson UK Properties purchased the site in 2004 and appointed GMW Architects to secure revisions to a planning consent, previously obtained by Grimshaw, and to deliver the project. The existing cladding was removed, as were intermediate semi-structural mullions. Additional structure was added both to the central cores and between the existing perimeter columns and this enabled new floor space to be cantilevered two metres beyond the original building line. The new cladding to the tower is made up of seven distinct planes, each of which is divided by vertical channels. Where these planes meet, the junctions are expressed by recesses running the full height of the building, reinforcing the verticality of the|
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