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Case study: London Wall Place

Case study: London Wall Place

Article published 2019Estimated reading time 1 minute

This development is part of a vanguard of new commercial schemes with public realm at their heart. The 2-acre campus includes a new 1-acre public park – the largest in the City of London since the post-war Barbican estate – that has become a new destination in the City. It comprises a series of multi-level pocket gardens and 350m of reimagined pedestrian ‘highwalks’ threading through and beyond the site.

The buildings, clad in elegant bands of concrete and dark blue ceramic, offer over 500,000ft2 of premium office space and over 35,000ft2 of roof terraces.

1 London Wall Place is now home to asset management firm Schroders, while 2 London Wall Place is multi-let. At full capacity, the scheme will host 5,000 employees and over 1,000 visitors a day.


London, UK




Office, retail




Brookfield Properties and Oxford Properties

Project team

AECOM, BB7, David Bonnett Associates, DP9, Fountains Direct, Gardiner & Theobald, Hurley Palmer Flatt, Multiplex, Reef Associates, Site Engineering Surveys, Spacehub, Studio Fractal, VT Studio, WSP Building

Make team

Matteo Boldrin, Eleanor Brooke, Jason Chan, Sam Clagett, Imogen Coates, Tim Davies, Adam Grice, Chris Jones, Yianni Kattirtzis, Justyna Lewandowska-Harris, Ian Lomas, Graham Longman, Rashmeeta Matharu, Sebastian Nau, Alejandro Nieto, Lara Orska, Sangkil Park, Sam Potter, James Redman, Ken Shuttleworth, Paloma Strelitz

London Wall Place public space

Reimagining London Wall

The staggered 1 London Wall Place replaces what was once an imposing row of 1960s podiums and towers along London Wall.

History at the heart

Remains of the original Roman city wall and medieval St Alphage Church tower are central features of the new gardens.

Elevating the space

The raised walkways of the 1960s have been reimagined and reinstated. They cover 350m and house a pocket garden.

Respecting the neighbours

Extensive engagement with residents of the adjacent Barbican Estate was fundamental to the scheme’s success.

Outdoor rooms

The building’s triple-height cantilever creates spaces for refuge, respite and delight.

Growing greenery

Together with the adjacent Salters’ Hall Garden and St Alphage Gardens, the new park will be over 1.5 acres.


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