City of London’s One Poultry to become design-led HQ creative office
Aermont Capital is advancing plans for an exciting repositioning of the iconic One Poultry.
Development manager General Projects, along with architects BuckleyGrayYeoman, have been commissioned to re-establish the building as a Grade A HQ office and retail building, thoughtfully designed around the evolving needs of today’s creative sector businesses, whilst celebrating and reconstituting the building’s original splendour as a masterpiece of modern British architecture. The project is expected to complete in December 2017.
The scheme will deliver 110,000sqft of inspirational Grade A offices, boasting gallery-style volumes and ceiling heights up to 3.8m. A new 4,000sqft reception featuring bespoke artwork, complemented by an underground complex with cycle parking, a cycle repair shop and shower facilities, will provide an engaging experience for occupiers.
Coq D’Argent, the prominent D&D London operated restaurant, will remain on the top floor offering views of the landmark neighbourhood, whilst 25,000sqft of new independent retail and leisure activities will be offered at the ground and concourse levels.
One Poultry is prominently situated atop the Bank Underground station at the heart of the City of London. Its neighbours include the Bank of England, Mansion House and the Royal Exchange, representing the location’s rich history. The area is also the epitome of the City’s vibrant future, with Bloomberg’s new European headquarters designed by Foster + Partners on one side of One Poultry, and the Soho House Group’s new hotel, The Ned London, on the other side in a transformed Grade I listed building. Each project will feature striking architecture and multiple restaurants, bars and other public spaces. Both are under construction and expected to open later in 2017 when, along with One Poultry, they will energise the area as a dynamic hub of leisure, business, culture and amenity in the heart of the City of London.
James Stirling’s posthumous masterpiece, One Poultry, was recently awarded Grade II* listed status in recognition of its position as one of the best examples of postmodern architecture in London. The building was acquired by entities advised by Aermont Capital in 2014, with General Projects appointed as development manager in 2016. GM Real Estate are the office leasing agents, alongside Nash Bond and Bruce Gillingham Pollard as leasing agents for the retail and leisure elements.
Paul Golding, partner of Aermont Capital said: “It is a privilege to be working on One Poultry, one of the best icons of postmodernism in the country. We have assembled a first class team with the aim of enhancing the building’s authentic features and creating a top inspirational building for the future”.
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