New London Architecture

Plot 2 The Goodsyard, London


Approved by The Mayor of London in December 2020, Plot 2 The Goodsyard is the flagship office building on the western prow of the ambitious mixed-use masterplan prepared by Faulkner Brown Architects.

A mixed-use urban quarter, Bishopsgate Goodsyard will help drive the recovery and growth of Shoreditch over the next decade. Sitting within both Hackney and Tower Hamlets, the masterplan will regenerate the redundant railway infrastructure and connect Shoreditch High Street and Brick Lane.

Plot 2 at 28 storeys is the tallest building in the FaulknerBrowns masterplan and forms part of the total 1.4 million sq ft of workspace, including a record number of affordable workspaces. As the flagship office building, Plot 2 will deliver approximately 47,000 sqm NIA office space and retail uses at ground and the new landscaped platform level.

Responding to the primary frontages onto Shoreditch High Street and Commercial Street, and the constraints of the rail infrastructure to the south, the steel structure of the upper floors is supported by a trussed structure at office levels one-three that transfers the loads to columns above the limited footprint of the basement. The structural strategy creates an openness to the entrances, reception and retail areas as well as increasing the public realm around the base of the tower.

Lower office levels one-three are suitable for flexible co-working space with their close proximity to the reception, retail offer and public realm. The upper levels of the building provide either larger floorplates (circa 2,400 sqm NIA) with two cores or smaller floorplates above (circa 1,400 sqm NIA). All floors have access to external terraces, including two terraces at levels 15 and 16 with views onto the rest of the development.

Plot 2 will achieve BREEAM Excellent. The optimised steel structure with fully glazed facades for best daylighting feature solutions for combined solar shading and wind mitigation, including brise soleil and larger projecting environmental fins on the south and southwest facing facades. The site-wide energy infrastructure will drive energy efficiencies within the phased development, including an efficient roof top plant.

Project information






50000 sq m




2-4 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3NW, UK

Team Credits


Eric Parry Architects





Landscape Architect

Spacehub Design Ltd


FaulknerBrowns Architects

Internal Flows, Pedestrian Wind/Tunnel Study x2 & Pedestrian Wind 


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