67-71 Moorgate & 34 London Wall London 2013–2014

The site lies at the intersection of Moorgate (laid out by Robert Smirke in the early 19th Century) and London Wall which was dramatically redeveloped in the Sixties. The Moorgate buildings were designed by Smirke and are listed Grade II.  The scheme, commissioned by developer Epic, which retains Smirke’s façade and original shopfronts aims to elevate the commercial office building well above the norm.

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    The Moorgate elevation illustrates how the design draws on the early American skyscraper, which employed large-scale structural grids, but retained an attention to detail, achieving a rich and elegant materiality
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    The scheme, seen here from the southern end of Moorgate, juxtaposes the historic and the contemporary, and explores the universal qualities of speculative buildings
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    The new London Wall building provides an entrance frontage for the scheme
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    Seen from the north on Moorgate, the new point block marks an important gateway on the edge of the historic City, close to the original 15th Century Moorgate on London Wall which was demolished in 1762
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    First and ninth floors - behind the facades a single open plan floorplate extends in an L-shape from Moorgate to London Wall. Above the Moorgate facade, the building’s footprint is reduced to a simple, near rectilinear, floorplate


  • Appointment: 2013
  • Budget: £3m
  • Client: Epic
  • Services Engineer: Thorton Reynolds
  • Structural Engineer: Taylor Whalley Spyra
  • Project Manager: The Manly Group
  • Planning Consultant: DP9
  • Heritage Consultant: Montagu Evans
  • Rights of Light: Delva Patman Redler
  • Building Control: MLM
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