One Fen Court, London

Eric Parry Architects
Date Built
120 Fenchurch Street
This building appears to have several names and addresses.  Its website refers to it as One Fen Court but the architect's website calls it 10 Fenchurch Avenue.  Just to complicate matters further it is also known as 120 Fenchurch Street.  I suppose it all depends on where you access the building.  The website describes One Fen Court as, "...  a new building designed by EPA & owned by Generali.  The building is unique, with the restaurant & newly opened roof gerdens on Floors 14-15, complimented by a number of retail units on Fenchurch Street & in the central covered plaza linking with Fenchurch Avenue."

Eric Parry adds that, ".... 10 Fenchurch Avenue comprises retail and office space which are contained within a volume of minimal yet sharp geometries with a crystalline appearance that constantly changes as it is activated by daylight and the weather conditions. It is an iconic building with a dynamic urban presence that is visible down the City’s many lanes and streets; a building of a hundred views."

The Londonist website claims that, "... it's almost one building stacked on top of another. The higher level is covered in iridescent strips, producing a vivid colourful effect both inside and outside."

Eric Parry points out that, ".... The building incorporates a rooftop garden; a unique, open-air area for the public and tenants alike that offers panoramic views of London from within the Square Mile, and across the City to the Tower of London and beyond. With a lively restaurant located directly below its unique, landscaped environment, 10 Fenchurch Avenue’s roof garden is an urban oasis to be appreciated both from within as well as from the taller surrounding building."  Unlike other buildings that offer public rooftop access, this building, at least so far, makes that access uncomplicated and requires no prior booking.


During construction.