Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners | RSHP

International Quarter London

Project Partners
Ivan Harbour

Project Lead
Steve Martin

Project Partners
Ivan Harbour

Project Lead
Steve Martin

Job Sheets
English

Job Sheets
English

Date
2014-ongoing

Client
Lend Lease and London Continental Railways

Location
London, UK

Environmental Certification
BREEAM Outstanding (S9)
BREEAM Excellent (S5)
BREEAM Excellent (S6)

Cost
£2.1 billion

Overview

International Quarter London is a joint venture between Lend Lease and London Continental Railways to create a thriving business quarter at the heart of London’s newest metropolitan area, Stratford City, E20. As well as new homes and community facilities, International Quarter London provides approximately 4,000,000 ft² of work space along with retail and a hotel, creating 25,000 jobs.

The commercial space is spread across two sites, North and South, and designed around the core values of promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace. RSHP has created a masterplan for both sites, including a design framework that enables buildings of different sizes and configurations to be created using the same basic components. This ‘kit-of-parts’ approach provides overall design coherence whilst allowing scope for the development of individual building identities as well as flexibility to adapt to specific tenant requirements.

All commercial buildings offer activity and variety at lower levels to create a vibrant public realm, whilst higher levels read as a composition of large elements when seen from distance. Natural daylight, views, connectivity and open spaces are all key considerations in the masterplan, which also includes 32,000 ft² of shops and restaurants as well as 350 new homes together with community facilities.

In addition to the masterplan, RSHP is also responsible for the design of individual office buildings on site. Building S5, which will form the new home of the Financial Conduct Authority, provides 515,000 ft² net internal office space over 20 storeys of flexible, open plan floorplates. Each floor plate is between 20,000 and 30,000 ft², wrapped around a perimeter atrium and split into three-storey high ‘villages’. This arrangement maximises horizontal and vertical connectivity and creates a vibrant hub at the heart of the building.

Building S6, into which TfL will move, is the smaller of the two buildings, rising to 11 storeys and providing 265,000 ft² net internal office spaces, designed using the same principle of large open floor plates and central atrium. The two buildings form the enclosure of a significant new public space to be known as International Square where retail and ancillary accommodation at ground level enliven the public realm.

Data

Team
Juan Carpio, Jean Corona, Luca D'Amico, John Dawson, Laurence Day, Mike Fairbrass, Da Feng, Alba Fernández Arias, David Flook, Ivan Harbour, Dennis Ho, Lizzie Holleyman, Aki Kageyama, Richard Keys, Willem Kok, Anthony Lau, John Lowe, Chris McAnneny, Ann Miller, Colin Moriarty, Andrew Morris, Borja Muguiro, Mark Ng, Dawid Panek, Joseph Park, Laura Penman, John Porral, Marian San Emeterio, Soki So, Neil Southard, James Stopps, Simon Tonks, Luca Vernocchi, Elizabeth Young

Project Partners
Ivan Harbour

Project Lead
Steve Martin

Job Sheets
English

Date
2014-ongoing

Location
London, UK

Total Area
371 000  m²
Building S5
48 000  m² NIA
Building S6
24 619 m² NIA

Environmental Certification
BREEAM Outstanding (S9)
BREEAM Excellent (S5)
BREEAM Excellent (S6)

Structural Engineer
Arup / Ramboll

Services Engineer
Hoare Lea

Landscape Architect
Gustafson Porter

Contractor
Lend Lease

Data

Team
Juan Carpio, Jean Corona, Luca D'Amico, John Dawson, Laurence Day, Mike Fairbrass, Da Feng, Alba Fernández Arias, David Flook, Ivan Harbour, Dennis Ho, Lizzie Holleyman, Aki Kageyama, Richard Keys, Willem Kok, Anthony Lau, John Lowe, Chris McAnneny, Ann Miller, Colin Moriarty, Andrew Morris, Borja Muguiro, Mark Ng, Dawid Panek, Joseph Park, Laura Penman, John Porral, Marian San Emeterio, Soki So, Neil Southard, James Stopps, Simon Tonks, Luca Vernocchi, Elizabeth Young

Date
2014-ongoing

Location
London, UK

Total Area
371 000  m²
Building S5
48 000  m² NIA
Building S6
24 619 m² NIA

Environmental Certification
BREEAM Outstanding (S9)
BREEAM Excellent (S5)
BREEAM Excellent (S6)

Structural Engineer
Arup / Ramboll

Services Engineer
Hoare Lea

Landscape Architect
Gustafson Porter

Contractor
Lend Lease

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