Reuters Data Centre, London

Richard Rogers Partnership
Date Built
Completed 1992
Blackwall Yard, Docklands
The Reuters Data Centre occupies a site between Blackwall Road and the River Thames beside an old graving dock.  It is home to the computer systems that process data for the Reuters news agency. 

The Rogers Stirk Harbour website says that, "... The building requires a high degree of artificial servicing. The internal space is divided between offices and plant rooms filled with computers, and is designed to accommodate future rearrangement and heavy machinery. An interchangeable cladding system of solid and glazed panels reflects the interior’s inherent flexibility."  The lifts and staircases occupy external towers and plant is located on the roof along with colourful cranes.