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Fleet House City of London Office Building

post updated 16 February 2024

Design: HOK Architects

Location: New Bridge Street, Fleet Street Conservation Area, City of London, England, UK

Atenor and HOK submit plans for deep retrofit of Fleet House to the City of London

Fleet House City of London Offices
image courtesy of architects practice

21 July 2022

Fleet House deep retrofit development

LONDON — Pan-European real estate group Atenor and the London studio of global architecture practice HOK have submitted plans for a deep retrofit of Fleet House, EC4, to the City of London.

Atenor acquired Fleet House in April 2022 and it represents its first project in London. The building is located on New Bridge Street near Blackfriars Station and within the Fleet Street Conservation Area.

HOK’s design retains 80% of the existing structure and features a planted façade, a range of outdoor spaces and a new public passageway, Bridewell Passage, that will connect Bridewell Place to Bride Lane, improve access to nearby Bridewell Theatre and St. Bride’s Church and allow on site servicing.

The interior will support employee health and well-being, maximise daylight and views and provide flexible, modern workplace. A flexible and permeable ground floor will support activity throughout the day and early evening.

“Our approach has reimagined a tired existing building into an exciting place of work through a development that is kind to the environment, respectful of its place while future proofing the site,” noted David Weatherhead, Design Principal at HOK’s London Studio. “In addition, the design retains 80% of the existing structure and features a high-performance façade that will reduce operational energy use while respecting its historic context.”

Fleet House City of London office property
image courtesy of architects office

Renowned for its track-record creating some of Europe’s most sustainable urban developments, it was important from the outset for Atenor to have its inaugural project in the UK reflect its brand and ambition. Accordingly, this meant selecting a design team that could not only excel in terms of aesthetics but also in creating a highly sustainable place of work, which prioritises the well-being of building users and the broader community by utilising WELL principles and biophilia.

“The opportunity to reposition Fleet House aligns with our mission to bring Atenor’s track-record to London and provide with it a leading-edge occupier experience which is sustainable, aesthetically pleasing and focused on user well-being,” said Eoin Conroy, Country Director UK, Atenor. “We are pleased to be working with HOK to bring our vision for a dynamic new iteration of Fleet House to fruition.”

With offices around the globe, HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. HOK designers are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities.


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