240 Blackfriars, London

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Date Built
Completion 2014
Blackfriars Road
This new building was scheduled for completion in 2014.  The image above was taken in September of 2013.  The image below in January of 2015.

It sits on a narrow site sandwiched between Blackfriars Road and the railway viaduct in Southwalk with one end defined by Southwalk Street and the other by Burrell Street.

This £61million development for Great Portland Estates involves the construction of what the architects describe as, " ... a large commercial parallelogram and a small residential trapezoid in plan."  The commercial building will stand 20 storeys high and provide, " ... over 220,000 square feet of high performance office space, animated by ground-level retail units" including a triple height "sky room" at the top.  At street level the building is cut-away to, " ... add generosity to the public realm."

According to Great Portland Estates, the media and publishing company UBM has taken a 105,000 sq ft pre-let to function as its UK headquarters.

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