ITN Building, London

Foster + Partners
Date Built
Completed 1990
200 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8X
200 Gray’s Inn Road is described as a prime, landmark grade A office building designed by Foster & Partners. The building provides 247,382 sq ft of office space arranged over basement, lower ground, ground and seven upper floors. The "" website describes it as being, "... divided into two blocks. A smaller one facing the street, with a larger (or deeper floor plate unit) at the rear. Separating the two is a tapering atrium, which deals with the fact that the street line is not perpendicular to the sides, nor parallel to the rear building line. The atrium is glazed on the roof and at the ends, giving the space a pleasant luminous quality. The upper floors step back to respect the heights of the neighbouring buildings. At the rear, two service towers punch through the office space, helping to modulate the rear elevation. Along Gray's Inn Road, the ground and first floor are set back to provide a double height entrance loggia. Two basement levels contain further office space and Studios."