New London Architecture

81 Newgate Street

Planning Granted

The transformation of the former BT Headquarters, an outdated 1980’s office, into a sustainable, mixed-use building and a new destination on London’s Culture Mile.
Zero Carbon London

Zero Carbon London

→ Net zero operational carbon strategy for the base building
→ Zero waste through modular construction
→ Low carbon materials and zero to landfill plan
→ Air quality neutral with a high urban greening factor
→ Climate change resilient, with rainwater attenuation, material resilience and thermal adaptability

This project transforms an outdated 1980s office into a sustainable, mixed-use building and a new destination on London’s ‘Culture Mile’. Through reuse, the project offers the lowest impact development for the site, saving up to three years of demolition/ new construction and reducing overall embodied carbon; while improving environmental performance, natural ventilation and daylighting. More than 1,330 cycle spaces and associated facilities are provided to encourage sustainable transport. Extensive planting and a large public roof terrace will improve biodiversity and make a significant contribution to the greening of this corner of the City.

Project information


Planning Granted


City of London


53621 sq m

Estimated completion

December 2024


St. Paul's Station (Stop SP), London EC1A 7AW, UK

Team Credits


Orion Capital Managers


Pella Real Estate Managers


Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

Structural Engineer



Hilson Moran

Planning Consultant

Montague Evans

Environmental Advisor

Trium Environmental Consulting


Aspect Ecology

Landscape Design

Tom Stuart Smith

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