New Ludgate is a development which sympathetically transformed this historic area of the City which had slipped into decline following the exodus of the newspaper industry to Canary Wharf. The undulating modernity of the two new buildings has rejuvenated the area, creating a restored viewing sightline of St Pauls, offering wider walkways, state-of-the-art offices and expansive public areas. Both structures are awarded BREEAM ‘Excellent’, not least for the amount of daylight the buildings have been designed to achieve, reducing the need for artificial light on the office floors. Coupled with the efficient waterproofing solutions supplied by Radmat they will be landmark features for many years to come.
The project, designed by architects Fletcher Priests and Sauerbruch Hutton, creates high quality, sustainable workplaces, with roof gardens landscaped by Gustafson Porter. The numerous terraces and balconies on most of the floors permit access to outdoor space and enjoy stunning London views.
The scheme won the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) top prize for Commercial Office Building of the Year 2016, was nominated for the City of London Building of the Year Award and shortlisted for the NLA Office Building of the Year Award.
See also: Arc Daily‘s page for this development