60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey, London

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60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey

New City of London Building, England, UK – design by Fletcher Priest Architects and Sauerbruch Hutton.

3 Jun 2011

60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey

60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey gets approval

Planning consent has been received for a significant new central London development for Land Securities designed by Fletcher Priest Architects and Sauerbruch Hutton.

60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey
image © GMJ and Fletcher Priest Architects

Fletcher Priest’s masterplan in collaboration with Sauerbruch Hutton for the large site on Ludgate Hill, the City’s ceremonial route to St. Paul’s, stretching back along the Old Bailey to the Central Criminal Court, will include 34, 850m2 of new offices and retail space.

60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey will replace two existing buildings built in the 1960’s and together will transform the streetscape around a new public space, inspired by the theatrical Piazza di San Ignazio in Rome. Polychromatic glazed frontages to the new piazzetta will also highlight an original and distinctive terracotta facade on Old Bailey. With 60 Ludgate Hill, Fletcher Priest extends its contextual work in the City with a building that responds to and celebrates the complex historic fabric around the Cathedral precinct.

Strategic views of the dome of St Paul’s are revealed and an extensive roof terrace will overlook the processional route up to the Cathedral’s west door. Full height windows within a deeply profiled masonry frame will provide both open views of the street and visual solidity to the street frontage.

Amber cathedral glass provides colour to the piazzetta frontage, and a high level double-height loggia on the top floors reveals a dramatic view of the Cathedral west front and dome.

Working with landscape architects Gustafson Porter, streetscape improvements include remedial work to existing disconnected pavement levels and the introduction of a new public thoroughfare across the site that will connect the sweeping curved frontages along Old Bailey, Ludgate Hill and Limeburner Lane. Wider pavements and tree planting will benefit the new shops, cafes and restaurants, and selected landscaping for the roof terrace will provide year round texture and colour. 30 Old Bailey was designed by Sauerbruch Hutton.

60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey – Building Information

Client: Land Securities
Architect: Fletcher Priest Architects / Sauerbruch Hutton
Landscape Architect: Gustafson Porter
Structural Engineers: Waterman Structures
Services Engineers: Waterman Building Services
Quantity Surveyor: Gleeds
Planning Consultant: DP9

60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey architect : Fletcher Priest

Fletcher Priest

Fletcher Priest Architects’ recent City projects include the enclosure of the listed courtyard at Devonshire Square, and the recent award-winning One Angel Lane (formerly Watermark Place), overlooking the first new public space in the City on the north bank of the Thames. Fletcher Priest Architects is an award winning practice established in London in 1978. In 1992 we opened our Cologne studio, Fletcher Priest Bösl, and our Riga Studio in 2008. Our work covers urban design, architecture and interiors and we are one of the one hundred largest practices in the UK. Clients include St Anne’s College Oxford, Royal Mail, UBS, Sony, IBM and Vodafone. Our projects range from new buildings to renovation and refurbishment of existing structures and from headquarters buildings to the regeneration of public space. Current projects include the Stratford City masterplan in east London, a 73 hectare urban centre delivering the Athletes Village for 2012, and the new urban centre of Riga, Latvia. We have a thriving Design Research team and strong links with Universities and Schools of Architecture.

60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey joint architect : Sauerbruch Hutton

60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey landscape architect : Gustafson Porter


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