6 Gracechurch Street frames the post-pandemic urban workspace as a place where individuals choose to meet. Complimenting remote working practices, this traditional office building evolves to offer unique benefits and celebrate its central location of plentiful amenities. The project allows its users to re-establish connections socially, and with the city. The formerly hollow foyer is replanned to address and welcome the street scene, inviting views in. Movement is carefully considered and a variety of touch-down points facilitate interaction. The Cat A+ office fitout feels relaxed, efficient and flexible as opposed to repetitive or overbearing. Robust, textured materials allow for patina alongside rich details in brass and bronze. Layouts support a vast range of functions through group desking, call booths and meeting rooms, breakout nooks and generous tea points, all with integrated data and appliances and improved sightlines to the outside. Furnishings invite easy modification while comfort is supported through individual temperature control, air quality monitoring and smart lighting controls. A new roof terrace is connected by increased glazing and offers fresh air and reflection, including a covered space with solar-powered heating and lighting and climbing plants. Views over historic St Peter’s Courtyard ground tenants in their context. Facilities for those walking, running and cycling to work are comprehensive with electric charging points, maintenance station, generous lockers and drying space, water-efficient showers and vanity counters. These aim to capitalise on the central location and maximise accessibility for all with finishes akin to a high-end gym.
City of London
BREEAM Very Good