Brunel Building / Fletcher Priest Architects / london + köln + riga | fletcherpriest
Brunel Building  Derwent London

Brunel Building is an innovative new workplace located on the Grand Union Canal opposite Paddington Station. The scheme includes significant improvements to the public realm, and when complete will create a new section of canal towpath to link the Paddington Basin with Little Venice.

Brunel Building benefits from our experience in anticipating future developments in workplace design, and will offer an innovative workspace for employers who are looking to recruit the most talented staff.

Below ground constraints have generated a unique external structure that produces 3.5m high column-free space throughout, while the shade from the structure allows large windows that give panoramic views from each floor. The industrial material palette celebrates stripped back, authentic materials including fair-faced concrete, saw-milled timber and salvaged light fittings.

The structure rises above roof level to create glazed, wind sheltered gardens at the 14th and 16th floor levels. The building will exceed statutory environmental standards. The reception spaces and restaurants open onto the new south-facing public tow path with giant motorized doors.

We are working closely with several artists who have been commissioned by Derwent London to make site specific work, including steel constructions by James Capper that will be displayed in the large atrium.