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The Angel Building London

St John Street Architecture Development in Islington – design by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)

20 Apr 2012

The Angel Building Islington

Angel Building
photo from AIA UK

AIA UK Excellence in Design Awards : Commendation. 20 Apr 2012

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Angel Building
photograph © Lee Mawdsley

This speculative office space redefines the sector. The building is extremely well made and resolved, offering an idea of how building and working in the city might become a more dignified act.

Angel Building Islington Angel Building London St John Street Building in Islington
photographs © Tim Soar

The new building retains the original structure while infilling much of the old courtyard and adding new office and retail girth around its perimeter, thereby both unlocking the development and making it more intimate with the surrounding streets. The entry sequence, with publicly accessible cafe and lounge, sets new standards for civilised explorations of the atrium form and for the animation of a commercial ground floor. A magnificent polished black gestural sculptural piece by McChesney Architects ‘Out of the strong came sweetness’ adds drama and counterpoint to the Kahnian gravitas.

St John Street Architecture Development design by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Islington Architecture Development design by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)
photographs © Tim Soar

The Angel Building – Building Information

Title: The Angel Building
Location: St John Street, Islington, London N1
Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Client: Derwent London
Contractor: BAM Construction
Structural Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor
Services Engineer: Norman Disney & Young
Contract Value: £72m
Date of completion: Oct 2010
Gross internal area: 33,224 sqm


The Angel Building

St Johns Road / Pentonville Road, EC1


Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Angel Building Angel Building Islington Islington Buildings
photographs © Nick Weall

Location: Clerkenwell, northeast London

For: Derwent London

Type: Office refurbishment – 139,500 sqft pre-let to leading UK charity

Proposed Size: 263,000 sqft

Angel Islington – Islington High St, City Rd junction building on corner
Angel Islington
photograph © Nick Weall

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Location: The Angel underground station, Islington, London, England, UK

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Key London Designs by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris:

Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, west London
Saatchi Gallery
image © Timothy Soar

Barking Central II, Barking and Dagenham, Essex
Barking Central II
photograph © Tim Soar

The Yellow Building, Notting Hill, north London
Yellow Building
photo © Tim Soar

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The Angel Building Sculpture, London
Design: Ian McChesney Studio
Angel Building Artwork
photo : Peter Cook
The Angel Building Sculpture

Hampstead Garden Suburb Buildings

North London Building Competition

Barking Central by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

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