HOK designed a deep retrofit of London’s 10 New Bridge Street for European real estate company Atenor, which had acquired the 1960s office block and has a history of creating sustainable urban developments.
The redevelopment preserves 72% of the existing structure. A high-performance, planted facade saves energy while respecting its historical context. A permeable ground floor will support activity throughout the day and early evening.
The design creates a variety of outdoor spaces. A new public passageway—Bridewell Passage—will connect Bridewell Place to Bride Lane, improve access to neighboring Bridewell Theatre and St. Bride’s Church, and allow for on-site servicing. Other new public amenities include an art wall, juice bar and public house. Office occupants will enjoy new bicycle parking and four outdoor terraces with views of the London skyline.
The project is on track to achieve a minimum of BREEAM Excellent certification. Biophilic design strategies, including a green wall in the double-height office lobby, the outdoor terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows, contribute to a highly sustainable modern workplace.