Bow Bells House

London EC2

Architect/Designer:
David Walker & HOK International
Client:
Mitsubishi Estate Co & Mitsubishi Corporation
Main Contractor:
Bovis
Completion Date:
2007
Portland Stone:
Bowers Basebed

The Bread Street site of Bow Bells House is rich in history. Christopher Wren's famous St Paul's Cathedral can be seen from the new building, while St Mary-le-Bow stands next door.

Bow Bells House has been designed to offer maximum flexibility. Rectangular, clear, uninterrupted floor plates support corporate, financial trading and legal uses. Striking climate wall facades feature 4.5m triple-glazed panels, while traditional Portland stone offsets the glazing and contributes to an efficient, sustainable building. Outdoor terraces offer views of St Pauls and St Mary-le-Bow.

A public thoroughfare leading to Bow churchyard has been widened and relocated to pass through the heart of Bow Bells House, bringing the office, retail and public realm together. It comprises of offices with retail units at street level, the building was completed in December 2007.