Warwick Court Paternoster, London EC4 Project info

Warwick Court

Paternoster, London EC4

Central London site near St Paul’s Cathedral
MJP Architects designed Warwick Court as part of the redevelopment of Paternoster Square, to the north of St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London. It contains flexible office space with a restaurant, retail and gym within the ground floor and basement.

Designed to respect the Historic Setting
The design was carefully developed to respect the historic setting of the site. The constraints included archaeology, height and depth restrictions imposed on new buildings near to St Paul’s, and ‘rights of light’ to neighbouring buildings. Also, there are listed buildings to the west. The design optimised the form of the building within these constraints.

Flexible and Efficient Office Space
The offices on the upper floors are efficiently planned around a stepped atrium and are sub-divisible for multiple tenancies. They benefit from natural light on all sides. The arrangement of terraces, balconies and bridges within the central atrium makes it the social focus of the building. The first and second floors are deep plan dealer floors.

Architectural Composition
Externally, the architectural composition and choice of materials respect the historic environs. The outer walls have a primary structure of reconstituted stone and Portland stone walls into which a secondary grid of metalwork and glass bays is woven. Off-site fabrication was used in their construction for efficiency and to improve quality control.

Restaurant, Retail and Gym
A restaurant and retail facilities are located on the ground floor. Two basements accommodate a gym, car park, loading bay, plant and storage. Construction was completed in fifteen months.

  • Client
    Mitsubishi Estates Company
  • Awards
    New City Architecture Award, 2004
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