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Cannon Green London

Commercial Project in East London, England, for Ocubis – design by John Robertson Architects (JRA)

6 Sep 2019

Cannon Green London Building

Design: John Robertson Architects (JRA)

Contemporary workplace environment in UK capital city

Location: London, England, UK

Cannon Green London workplace building

Photos by Peter Cook

John Robertson Architects unveil workplace design near Cannon Street station, London

John Robertson Architects (JRA) has revitalised an existing office building in the City of London with a prominent new entrance hall and retail podium.

Cannon Green London workplace interior

Briefed by client Ocubis with creating “Clerkenwell meets the City”, Cannon Green provides a contemporary workplace environment complete with hot-desking and co-working spaces, as well as bike storage, showers and a cycle workshop.

Cannon Green London workplace interior

The site comprised two orthogonal office towers – constructed in 1966 and refurbished in 1981 – separated at ground level.

Cannon Green London workplace interior

A double-height entrance podium now unifies the two buildings, with the introduction of an interconnected office reception and retail space at ground floor.

Cannon Green London workplace office

Cannon Green London workplace office

Positioned at an angle to the existing building to maximise the use of available space on site, the scale of the new podium has been carefully designed to respond to the surrounding streets, ensuring a sensitive and comparable scale to nearby Cannon Place while creating a striking new entrance.

Cannon Green London workplace office

Cannon Green London workplace offices

A striking element of the podium design is the new feature stair, which JRA has envisioned as a sculptural object within the entrance hall that sweeps up alongside the curved glass enclosure toward the office lounge at first floor level.

Cannon Green London workplace office

The architecture practice chose to use concrete for the stairway, providing mass and depth to complement the exposed steelwork of the podium and existing building, while also providing a sound barrier to the restaurant space below.

Cannon Green London workplace

Concrete was cast in situ with a fine finish, including a complex variety of curves, landing shapes, and riser depths and widths.

London workplace design by John Robertson Architects

At the top of the stairway, an amphitheatre arrangement provides informal meeting spaces, featuring integrated seating.

Cannon Green workplace London Cannon Green workplace London design by John Robertson Architects

With its new animated entrance, workspace and restaurant area, the repositioned and re-branded Cannon Green provides a revitalised, highly-functional environment that encourages greater connectivity and circulation while suiting contemporary office needs.

Cannon Green workplace London by John Robertson Architects

“Cannon Green is the story of the dynamic revitalisation of a tired 1960s ‘rent-slab’ office building. It shows what you can do to re-love a building; spending wisely, being inventive and taking risks.”
– John Robertson, Director, JRA

Cannon Green workplace London

Photographs © Peter Cook

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