NEW COURT ROTHSCHILD BANK

City of London

New Court was designed by OMA for Rothschild Bank following an international competition. This new building replaces the London headquarters on the city site it has occupied since 1809. As executive architects we worked jointly with the OMA team, co-located within our London studio, to deliver both the base-build and the bespoke fit-out for the Bank.

The main body of the building is raised above the ground to create a new public realm and to produce a visual connection with the adjacent Wren church of St Stephen Walbrook. This central cube comprises of ten flexible open-plan office floors linked to three adjoining annexes which contain the Bank’s archive, cores and ancillary accommodation.

The elevations have a distinctive repeated pattern of structural steel columns embedded in the dark glazed façade and rising, above its rooftop garden, a small tower or Sky Pavilion, which includes two double-height floors with panoramic views across the City.

Team

Client
NMR Rothschild
Design Architect
OMA
Structural Engineer
Arup Structure
Services Engineer
Arup Services
Quantity Surveyor
Davis Langdon
Construction Manager
Stanhope Plc
Contractor
Lend Lease

Photography
Hufton + Crow

Data

Completion date
2011
BREEAM rating
Very good
Location
New Court
London EC4

Shortlisted for the
RIBA Stirling Prize

2012
RIBA Award
London Region
Building of the Year
2012
Civic Trust Awards
Commendation
2013
Company of Chartered
Architects New City
Architecture Award

2011