100 Liverpool Street London, 1980s office building renewal, Architecture photos, Hopkins Architects

100 Liverpool Street Building

28 Sep 2022

RIBA Client of the Year 2022 Shortlist

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for the RIBA Client of the Year 2022, an annual award that recognises clients who commission and champion outstanding architecture. This building was commissioned by one of the shortlisted clients:

2022 RIBA Client of the Year Shortlist

21 July 2022

Design: Hopkins Architects

100 Liverpool Street London Workplace

100 Liverpool Street London Offices
photograph © Janie Airey

100 Liverpool Street Development

Client: British Land

Awards: RIBA London Award 2022, RIBA London Client of the Year Award 2022 and RIBA National Award 2022 (sponsored by Forterra)

This refurbishment project transforms a former 1980s office building with deep floor plates into a high-quality, flexible commercial building fit for the 21st century. Its approach to reusing the existing building demonstrates clear strategic thinking, keeping what could be salvaged, unpicking what could not, and adding what was necessary.

100 Liverpool Street London Offices
photo © Janie Airey

The building sits over several railway tracks and is next door to a bus station, so the complexities in the design and build process were manifold. The design retains the existing foundations and a large proportion of the original steelwork, as well as adding three new office floors with extensive terraces and rooftop gardens at upper levels. The cores have been moved to create a new elliptical atrium at the building’s heart, increasing the amount of retail and leisure accommodation and enhancing its quality.

The original cladding has been replaced with a cleverly detailed, sinuous glazed façade. Since the budget did not stretch to curved glass, the flat facets have been masked by projecting fins, and topped with a shaped steel beam, giving the overall impression of a continuously curved façade.

100 Liverpool Street London Offices
photo © Charles Hosea

The enhancement to the public realm and improved permeability through and across the building is exemplary and has had a positive impact well beyond the boundaries of the site. There are impressive new connections across the building, including from the adjacent Liverpool Street Station. In the process, to facilitate level access, a 17-metre-high sculpture, Richard Serra’s Fulcrum comprising five trapezoidal propped steel plates, had to be lowered, which in turn enabled the insertion of an additional commercial floor.

100 Liverpool Street London Offices
photo © Janie Airey

The building achieves a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating and is British Land’s first net zero carbon development.

The client and design team evidently worked together very closely – adjusting and nudging the brief on the way to produce the best outcome, which is a truly impressive project.

100 Liverpool Street London Offices
photo © Hopkins Architects

100 Liverpool Street Workplace – Building Information

Internal Area: 67,649.00 m²
Client: British Land
Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine

Structural Engineers: AKT II
Environmental / M&E Engineers: Chapman BDSP
Interior Design: Universal Design Studio
Landscape Architects: HED
Lighting Design: Speirs Major
Project Management: M3 Consulting
Principal Designer & Transport: Arup
Cladding: Focchi
Quantity Surveyor / Cost: Consultant Mace

Access Consultant: David Bonnett Associates
Supporting Services: Veretec
Facade: Billings Design Associates
Sustainability: Greengage
Facade Access: Hilson Moran
Technology: Cordless Consultants
Security: QCIC

100 Liverpool Street London Offices
photo © Hopkins Architects

Hopkins Architects

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Liverpool Street Station Redevelopment
Design: Herzog & de Meuron, Architects, Basel

Liverpool Street Station London platform
photo © Adrian Welch

Liverpool Street Station Building Redevelopment

Address: Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QH
Phone: 0845 711 4141
Opened: 1874

Building Redevelopment, Bishopsgate, City of London
Dates built: 1985-91
Architects: British Rail – Architecture & Design Group

Liverpool Street Station London concourse atrium
photo © Adrian Welch

Location: Liverpool St, London, EC2M 7PY, England, UK

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