1 & 2 London Wall Place

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Structural Steel Design Awards 2018 - Merit

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London Wall Place is one of the most important recent developments in the City of London comprising two strikingly contemporary landmark commercial buildings providing 500,000m2 of Grade A office space.

Steel lies at the heart of the development, over 7,000 tonnes of it. Its use throughout is both impressive and dramatic; both buildings feature extensive cantilevered steelwork and deep transfer structures at Level 2 which allow them to extend well beyond the boundary of the two-storey common basement.

The two buildings rise to 12 storeys and 16 storeys with their steel superstructures laterally stabilised by concrete cores.

Further details of the design and construction of this project are available here

Architect make
Structural Engineer WSP UK Ltd
Steelwork Contractor William Hare
Main Contractor Multiplex Construction Europe
Client London Wall Place Limited Partnership

Judges' comment

The large scheme, comprising two new office buildings combined with carefully integrated public realm, provides a new setting along 250m of London Wall. The use of steel has been instrumental in enabling the two buildings to cantilever out over the existing road. A 5m deep mega truss at level 2, with enormous steel members passing through it, offers the opportunity for a highly unusual new dining space.