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Peter’s Hill is the key route which forms part of the link from St Paul’s Cathedral to the Tate Modern. Carter Lane sits at the beginning of the walkway, the building and its setting was conceived with this connection as a key part of the design process. As well as the walkway, the design creates new public realm and retail opportunities which provide views of the historic church, St Augustine.
Carter Lane was designed by Rolfe Judd more than 20 years ago; we were subsequently commissioned to undertake a comprehensive refurbishment that has refreshed the building for a further two decades. Sitting directly opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral, this was always a building designed to complement, not compete, and the elegantly modest detailing has effortlessly stood the test of time.
The north-south connection from the Cathedral to the river Thames was opened up along the western side of the building, and this proved prescient when the subsequent development of the Millennium Bridge completed the dramatic promenade that links the Tate Modern directly through to St Paul’s.
Contact: Charles Graham
Client: MEPC UK Ltd