Gresham St Paul's

London, UK

WilkinsonEyre was appointed by client Stanhope for the redevelopment of commercial offices dating from the 1990s to provide 15,500m² of Grade A office space over nine levels, introducing flexible office environments with a capacity for multi-tenanted floors. The ground level is activated with a new entry experience; other new amenities include extensive facilities for cyclists and an improved contemporary architectural appearance.

Two existing levels have been rebuilt and an additional level added, optimising the footprint within a context of strict planning controls. The stepped design of the upper levels provided the opportunity to create landscaped roof terraces with extensive views of St Paul’s Cathedral nearby and across the City of London. High quality external façade choices including new natural stone elements reaffirm the contemporary architectural identity within the ever-changing City context.

Gresham St Paul’s is being delivered as a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ building, developed through pragmatic service solutions and significant upgrade of the external envelope. This approach attempts to re-use as much of the existing façade, structure and sub-structure as possible with new materials employed as required. In comparison to a new building on the same site, or retention of the original, carbon footprint analysis undertaken with MACE has calculate that reuse and refurbishment has the best environmental outcome over a projected 60 lifespan.

Completing in January 2021, the development is fully pre-let to two commercial firms.

Read the Carbon Footprint Analysis for Gresham St Paul’s here.