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125 Old Broad Street

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Grimshaw, Llewelyn-Davies Weeks Forestier Walker & Bor
 
location London
function office
contributed by davidb

This building, originally designed by Llewelyn-Davies, Weeks, Forestier-Walker & Bor and opened by HM The Queen in 1972, was the home of the London Stock Exchange until 2004. Brutalist in style and originally clad with concrete panels it was damaged by a terrorist bomb in 1990, which led to the closure of the public galleries. In 2002 it was purchased by Hammerson who instigated a renovation programme. Grimshaw were commissioned to redesign the exterior and obtain planning permission before passing the project over to GMW, who acted as executive architects. As part of the works the exterior envelope was removed and each floor slab was extended out by approximately 2.0m all round, resulting in a significant increase in lettable area, before applying new contemporary curtain wall cladding. The original podium block was demolished and replaced with a new six storey block in the same style.

 

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125 Old Broad Street
Address
Old Broad Street 125
United Kingdom
http://www.125oldbroadstreet.info/
Project is not public!
How to get there? The nearest tube station is Bank (Fare Zone 1) served by the following lines: Central, Northern (City/Bank branch) and Waterloo & City. Bank is also served by the Docklands Light Railway. Bank station also has an underground pedestrian link to Monument station (also Fare Zone 1) on the Circle & District Lines.
Completion 1972
Floor area/size 29300 m2
Main designer, ArchitectGrimshaw
ArchitectLlewelyn-Davies Weeks Forestier Walker & Bor
contractorBovis Lend Lease
associate architectGMW
services engineerHoare Lea
contractorTrollope & Colls
structural engineerWaterman Group
Client Hammerson
 
Project ID 9883
Latitude/Longitude 51°30'52N 00°05'10W
Contributed by davidb
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