155 Fenchurch

Binom Architects, London, 2016


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  • General view    
  • Chandelier and upholstery panels    
  • Staircase balustrade    
  • Balustrade detail    
  • Upholstered panels and lighting inserts    
  • Lighting inserts    
  • Inserted handrail    
  • Reception desk    
  • Axonometric View    
  • Plan at Ground floor access    
  • Reflected Ceiling plan    
  • Interior Elevations    

An interior renovation of the main lobby of an existing office building in the City of London

Located in the City of London, the office building at 155 Fenchurch St was seeking a more eye–catching and welcoming atmosphere for its lobby spaces.

A sequence of spaces, ruled by the changing materials and modular panelling, leads the user into the building.

The smart combination of lacquer and textile materials achieves a wider perception of the space together with the warmth impression of the reception area.

A bespoke desk blends digital 3D design and old school craftedjoinery techniques, resulting on a sleek feature that attracts the attention of the user by its position within the lobby.

A mix of integrated and feature lighting brightens up the spaces playfully guiding visitors towards the elevator space.

The pendant chandelier, designed in collaboration with lighting designer Georg Baldelele, acts as the focal point of the reception when seen from the street.

A balustrade made out of black walnut serves as a backdrop in line with the materials of the desk at the front line.


  • Begun: Sep 2015
  • Completed: Jun 2016
  • Floor area: 40m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £220,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: May 2015
  • Procurement: JCT Standard Building Contract
  • Address: 155 Fenchurch, London, EC3M 6AL, United Kingdom

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