BANKSIDE 123

Southwark, London

Providing over 1m sq ft of prime office space close to the City of London, Bankside 123 also creates new routes, public spaces, shops and cafes, marking the renewal of an urban neighbourhood. Its three simple rectilinear buildings are set within a permeable public realm designed to reconnect the site with its surroundings.

Arranged around day-lit atria, each building responds to the geometries of the site, shifting in plan to create distinctive spaces, a rich streetscape and a lively skyline. The unitised, fully-glazed curtain walls of Building 1 (now known as the Blue Fin Building) are shaded by vertical aluminium fins, while the deep splayed reveals of Buildings 2 and 3 are clad in ceramic terracotta panels.

Team

Client
Land Securities Plc
Structural engineer
Ramboll Whitbybird Ltd
Services engineer
Foreman Roberts
Quantity surveyor
Davis Langdon
Landscape architect
Townshend Landscape Architects

Photography
Dennis Gilbert/VIEW
Hufton and Crow
Paul Grundy

Data

Completion date
Bankside 1: 2005
Bankside 2 and 3: 2007
Area
1,200,200 sq ft
Location
Southwark Street
London SE1

BREEAM rating
Very Good

RIBA Award
2010
BCO National Award
Corporate Workplace
2008
Office Development Award
City Development of the Year
2008