77 Coleman approaches completion
11 November 2019
New photos show our 77 Coleman scheme as it approaches completion.The project involves the comprehensive redevelopment of an existing building that fronts onto two major thoroughfares within the City of London.
An existing 1980s building with a dated and heavy façade has been dramatically altered despite limitations imposed by the existing structural frame. On Moorgate, the existing cladding has been replaced with Moleanos limestone, chosen for its similarity to Portland stone which prevails in the City of London. On the Coleman Street façade, Moleanos limestone is used again for the ground, first floor and two-storey extension, but the main body of the building is clad in dark grey handmade Peterson brick that responds to a more varied material palette along Coleman Street.
Furthermore, our alterations to Nun Court improve cross-site permeability through the public realm. This historic route to the south of the site predated the development of Moorgate, ran eastwards but failed to make a connection between Coleman Street and Moorgate. It thus sat as a redundant and uninviting dead-end. The development of Nun Court will create 95ft of retail frontage (Known collectively as 55 Moorgate) comprising 16,000 sqft of retail and leisure.
A two-storey roof extension (pictured) adds additional office space to create a sixth and seventh floor. Stepped back from the existing facade line below, the façade of the extension continues the vertical line of the structural columns below. Two new terraces on the sixth and seventh floors are paved with natural stone and subtle lighting, creating open space with views out to the city.
View from Moorgate Visualisation