New Ludgate is the transformation of a City block into a generous and lively new quarter for London.
It sets up a dialogue between two striking and complementary new buildings whilst reinstating and improving the public realm around it. It is in essence a new piece of city.
The architects were asked to masterplan the site in collaboration with Sauerbruch Hutton, separating it into two headquarter-sized office buildings – Two New Bailey to the north, designed by Sauerbruch Hutton with Fletcher Priest as executive architect, and One New Ludgate designed by Fletcher Priest.
Around the site, street lines, grades and views are repaired and improved, such as the processional route to the western entrance of St Paul’s.
A generous entrance hall continues the space of the street into the building, its rear wall of textured Portland Stone reinforcing the dialogue with the opposing Old Bailey. In terms of sustainability, both buildings on the site are BREEAM ‘Excellent’.