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The Johnson Building
Hatton Garden Mixed-use Development for Derwent London Plc, UK
1 Oct 2008
The Johnson Building, London
Date built: 2006
Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Location: Hatton Garden, EC1N
Photographs © Tim Soar:
The Johnson Building
An award-winning development, the Johnson Building involved the sensitive refurbishment and enlargement of an existing 1930s structure in Hatton Garden. The building is centred around a spacious, full height atrium, offering both light and volume. Johnson Building won the RIBA London Award 2008.
Grey at Johnson Building
25 Sep 2012 – Derwent London is pleased to announce that existing media tenant Grey, part of the WPP Group, has increased its presence in the Johnson Building, 77 Hatton Garden, London EC1, taking a further 11,100 sqft on the fourth floor. The regeneration of the Johnson Building, completed in 2006, involved the sensitive refurbishment and enlargement of a mid-20th century property in Hatton Garden to give a 157,000 sqft building centred around a spacious, full height atrium. Grey has been a tenant here since 2006 and now occupies in excess of 60,000 sqft.
The Johnson Building – Building Information
Client: Derwent London Plc
Type: Mixed-use / office & residential
Location: Hatton Garden, City of London
Awards: RIBA National Award for Architecture 2008
Location: Hatton Garden, London, England, UK
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Hatton Garden is a street and area in the district of Holborn in the London Borough of Camden. It is most famous for being London’s jewellery quarter and centre of the UK diamond trade, but the area is also now home to a diverse range of media and creative businesses.
The name ‘Hatton Garden’ is derived from the garden of the Bishop of Ely, which was given to Sir Christopher Hatton by Elizabeth I in 1581, during a vacancy of the see.
The area surrounding Hatton Garden has been the centre of London’s jewellery trade since medieval times. The old City of London had certain streets, or quarters, dedicated to types of business, and the area around Hatton Garden became a centre for jewellers and jewellery.
Nearly 300 of the businesses in Hatton Garden are in the jewellery industry and over 55 shops represent the largest cluster of jewellery retailers in the UK. Hatton Garden also has a large number of media, publishing and creative businesses.
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
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