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5 Aldermanbury Square Also known as Royex House Redevelopment

 

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  • The design of the building features a 34.5 metre deep footprint set along a north/south axis that is split into two separate wings with a recessed area in between to allow improved penetration of daylight and greater double aspect views.
  • At the base of the building is a triple height entrance behind stainless steel columns, above which the next immediate three levels are articulated inside triple height window bays. The height of the entrance was set by the architect at what it is following an examination of Richard Roger's nearby 88 Wood Street which boasts one of similar proportions.
  • Beyond this the recessed curtain wall is contained in double height window bays whilst the stainless steel clads the building all the way to the roof projecting past the stepped back upper floors to help form an outline.
  • The stainless steel exterior, some 2,500 tonnes of material, is not simply decorative. It also conceals an external structural frame that allows the interior of 5 Aldermanbury Square to have column-free office space throughout. The spacing of the windows are dictated by the billets of stainless steel in the structure which are generally spaced on a 6 metre grid, but with secondary ones spaced at 3 metres.
  • Streamlining the upper stages of the building Parry has employed an entasis curve, a similar technique to that used by the Greeks to create a more aesthetically pleasing convex curve.

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Architect
Eric Parry
Concrete Frame Contractor
Byrne Brothers
Developer
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership
Facade Contractor
Schmidlin TSK
Main Contractor
Bovis Lend Lease
Quantity Surveyor
Northcroft
Services Engineer
Hilson Moran Partnership
Structural Engineer
Ramboll

Reference Data

Reference No.
135
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
17-08-2015
Planning Application Number
EVR/SP/02-3676CC
 

Building Location

Address
5 Aldermanbury Square, London. EC2V 7HR
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
2002
Construction start date
2004
Completion date
2007

Roof Height (AOD)
278.87
Roof Height (AGL)
232.94

Total Floors (O.G)
19

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq ft)
383,195.21
Car Parking Spaces
19

Construction Cost
£72,000,000.00
Budget Date
2007

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