Projects > Stephenson Harwood
- Finsbury Circus, London EC2
- Client: Stephenson Harwood
- Size: 13,470sqm / 145,000sqft
- Services: Interior Design
After a period of evaluating and test fitting four buildings, 1 Finsbury Circus, a Lutyens-designed Grade II* Listed building was selected as the best option.
Particular design challenges included an unusual floor plate with no defined planning grid and each floor differing in size and configuration, and meeting the very fast programme which required a condensed design and construction period, and gaining Consent to Alter for a Listed Building.
The design integrates a clean contemporary aesthetic while respecting the historic nature of the building architecture, and the well-considered selection of materials and palette combined with careful detailing enabled us to confidently liaise with the City of London Planning Authority.
Fee earner floors have private offices and open plan support areas, the practice support functions are in light and airy open plan office space on the top floor. The high quality client floor contains the main reception, client meeting and dining rooms with a full kitchen facility, break-out space, flexible presentation facilities and a high quality staff café.