Woolgate Exchange

Woolgate Exchange
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accomplishment 1999–2000
investor Balfour Beatty
type of construction frame constructions
type of building commercial
general contractor Contano Aluminium
project volume of the facade 0–1,9 mil. EUR

The landmark in the core City of London now turned in office building developed in 2000 by MEPC plc and designed by Sidell Gibson Architects. Woolgate Exchange is located 150m to the north west of the Bank of England and directly opposite the Guildhall, the City of London Corporation’s headquarters.

Woolgate Exchange

The property is constructed to an exceptionally high standard, as demanded by a major international financial organisation in the heart of the City. It is arranged over three basements, ground and eight upper floor and provides a total of 32,632 m2 of the highest specification offices, together with a restaurant and ancilliary accommodation.

Woolgate Exchange

Supporting structure consists of structural steel frame with concrete floor slabs on metal decking. Typical structural grid of the steel frame is 13,50m x 9,00m. The external facades are generally of Portland stone but include a variety of other limestones. The main service core is in the centre of the floorplate, together with an impressive full height atrium providing even further light to the office floors. The interior arrangement profits of flexible floorplates allowing for either open plan or cellular occupation.

The majority of the floors benefit from full height, floor to ceiling windows on the building´s three facades. The technical design, fabrication and delivery of window profiles were provided by Sipral. Windows are set within deep stone reveals with decorative mullion and lintel surround. Window systems are polyester powder coated except the ground and first floor levels which are anodised. At sixth floor level there is a generous roof terrace overlooking Basinghall Street providing impressive views of the Bank of England, The Guildhall and the City. Window cleaning equipment is generally located behind the mansard roof.