Winchester House

Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, London, 1998


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Winchester House sits in the heart of the City of London 

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  • Winchester House sits in the heart of the City of London    
  • London Wall elevation    
  • View along Great Winchester Street former Morgan Grenfell HQ    
  • Setbacks minimise the impact of the ten-storey building on the street    
  • Interiors, designed by Pringle Brandon, include a striking collection of modern art    
  • Artwork in the reception area    
  • Artwork in the reception area    
  • The hub of the building: dealing floors each accommodate up to 650 dealers    
  • Meeting room    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Typical floor plan    
  • Section at 72 London Wall East    
  • Section at 72 London Wall West    
  • Working detail through a wall/ facade    
  • Working detail    

A financial headquarters providing trading and office space, situated in the heart of the City of London on a tight corner site

Co-developed by Wates City of London Properties and the Deutsche Bank Group, the building is occupied by DBG as their London Headquarters.

The building contains 44,600m2 of trading floors, high quality offices and retail at ground floor.

The building responds to the multiple needs of a large financial organisation by providing nearly column-free office floors. Included in the project are three trading floors which are capable of accommodating up to 600 dealers per floor.

The facade of the building is designed to follow the profile of the existing historic streets and its scale and detailing create a modern interpretation of the surrounding historic context.

Black anodized aluminum windows and ornamental metalwork are juxtaposed with the warm French limestone. The depth expressed in the exterior wall and the projecting cornice gives the building a visual rhythm and modulation when viewed on the oblique along the adjacent streets.


  • Begun: Sep 1995
  • Completed: Oct 1998
  • Floor area: 48,000m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £9M
  • Procurement: JCT 80/ JCT 81
  • Address: Winchester House, 1 Great Winchester St, London, EC2N 2DB, United Kingdom

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