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In Paddington, echoes of Brunel, Prouvé and Chareau

Allies and Morrison has completed Four Kingdom Street, a new high grade office building at Paddington Central. It is the first to be completed of two office buildings designed by the practice for British Land at their canal-side development next to Paddington railway station. Tucked into a compact yet highly visible site adjacent to The Westway, the new building provides over 12,800 sqm of commercial office space over nine flexible floorplates above a generous reception and retail areas.

In designing the building, we have drawn on industrial and Modernist references, striving to enhance the otherwise conventional typology of the high-grade office building.

‘We set out to create a building appropriate to the scale, toughness and permanence of Brunel’s Paddington legacy and the Westway. Jean Prouvé and Pierre Chareau provided invaluable instruction as to how that aim could be interpreted at a human scale’, says Alex Wraight, partner at Allies and Morrison. ‘But we also wanted to create a fun, healthy and relaxed building where the outside is always accessible and occupiers will interact and socialise’.

Learn more about 4 Kingdom Street here.