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The Walbrook

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The Walbrook

  • The Walbrook is in a busy London location
  • The Walbrook reception area
  • The Walbrook unique façade
  • The Walbrook garden

Stunning architecture for London

Many cities have large buildings that block out natural light. In London, there are strict planning laws to retain breathing space and spectacular views. We were able to work within these restraints to create the Wallbrook a stunning new office block close to St Paul’s Cathedral.

The Walbrook is an example of a development that works within those planning laws without dominating available light for proximate buildings and passers-by.

The Walbrook’s offices and retail spaces, covering 55,700sqm over 12 floors, occupy the majority of a city of London street. The Foster + Partners design ensures daylight continues to flood into, and over, the building.

Beautiful architecture

Skanska delivered an ambitious environmental strategy that minimises the mass of the scheme, producing breath-taking sculptural and reflective qualities.

Light, airy building

People enjoy the spectacular surroundings of two curved, full-height atria, carved out of the deepest sections of the floor. Linked by the lift lobby, the atria draw daylight deep into the building.

The social areas – including the entrance foyer and the lift lobbies – are lined with low-ion, fibre-optic glass tubing, creating energy–efficient lighting.

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About Foster + Partners


Service: Construction
Mark segment: Offices, Retail
Start date: 2007
Completion date: 2009
Clients: Minerva
Country: United Kingdom
City: London
Contract value: 150 M GBP
Project status: Completed


Considerate Constructors Bronze Award 2011
BREEAM 'Excellent' 2007