New Brook Buildings, London

John Robertson Architects, London, 2008


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Transformation of a 1958 block and 12 storey tower into a 21st century modern office development

The project creates 8,600m2 of Grade A office space divided between the buildings three elements, the tower the podium and the west wing.

The building facade was remodelled with new cladding that replaces the brick spandrels, maximising natural light and giving views across the city. Projecting bays animate the tower facade.

The more efficient building envelope reduces CO2 emissions by approximately 150,000kg per year. The entrance was relocated to provide level access and an appropriate street presence for the completed building.


  • Begun: Dec 2007
  • Completed: Oct 2008
  • Floor area: 8,600m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £29.8M
  • Funding: Henderson Central London Office Fund
  • Procurement: Design and build
  • Address: New Brook Buildings, 16 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DG, United Kingdom

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