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New Street Square : Architecture
London Office Building, England, UK – design by Bennetts Associates
page updated 24 Jun 2014
New Street Square London
Design: Bennetts Associates
Photos from 7 Mar 2010
Bennetts Associates wins Civic Trust Award for New Street Square
23 Mar 2009
Griff Rhys Jones, President of the Civic Trust, presented Bennetts Associates with a coveted Civic Trust Award at a ceremony at Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium in North London this week.
New Street Square Images : Peter Cook
Rab Bennetts commented today: “We are delighted to see our scheme for New Street Square recognised by a Civic Trust Award. The development was always seen as a destination for mid-town – the area between the City and West End – but, despite being a very large group of buildings, the scheme also needed to respond sensitively to the lanes and courts of the Fleet Street Conservation Area. Land Securities and the City Corporation were quick to recognise that the public domain was at least as important as the buildings themselves and we greatly valued their support in creating a memorable development.”
A new public square forms the heart of Bennett Associates’ New Street Square development, with pedestrian routes radiating from each of its four corners. Cafés and shops adjacent to office entrances animate the street scene. Although the tallest element in the scheme is 18 storeys, varying building heights ensure that maximum sunlight penetrates the square.
The palette of stone, glass and steel is softened by the inclusion of an attractive growing green wall, providing interest and character to the scheme. This urban regeneration project brings a new vitality to this area, as well as providing a new public space which has already had considerable local economic impact.
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Photographs © Nick Weall:
New Street Square – Building Information
Architect: Bennetts Associates Architects
Developer: Land Securities plc
Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
Structural Engineer: Pell Frischmann
Services Engineer: Cundall
Landscape Designer: Whitelaw Turkington
New Street Square – Awards
London Planning Awards – ‘Best Built Project’
City Architecture Awards 2009 – overall winner
Photographs © Nick Weall:
The closest underground station is Chancery Lane, on the Central Line, from there it is a 6 minute walk.
The closest overground station is City Thameslink or London Blackfriars, which is also only a few minutes walk.
Project Location: New Street Square, New Fetter Lane, City of London
Location:New Street Square, London, UK