New Ludgate has won the City of London Building of the Year Award 2016. Fletcher Priest was asked to masterplan the site in collaboration with Sauerbruch Hutton separating it into two headquarter-sized office buildings – Two New Bailey to the north, designed by Sauerbruch Hutton with Fletcher Priest as executive architect, and One New Ludgate designed by Fletcher Priest.
Organised by The Architects’ Company, projects across the City of London were nominated by City organisations.
New Ludgate was selected on the basis that it supports the ambitions of the City of London in delivering a world class working environment, and the impact is has on the city street scene.
“In respect of the winner, the judges felt that an area of the City where you would not have wished to walk or linger has been transformed. An eyesore had been removed and a destination created, which through the skilful deployment of colour lifted both the eye and the spirit.”
Paul Finch, Chairman of the Judges, City of London Building of the Year Award 2016
This is the second time the award has been presented. In 2015 our building at 6 Bevis Marks was shortlisted, becoming runner up to The Leadenhall Building.
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