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Completed eight years after its neighbour Atlantic House, 40 Holborn Viaduct creates an individual and distinctive design language that suits the building’s orientation and purpose, while ensuring that it also fits comfortably within its locality.
The right angle at the junction with Holborn and Shoe Lane is softened by use of an eye-catchingly elegant radius. The main front elevation curves away from the main road, creating room for what has become a popular public green open space to the front of the building.
The internal floorplates are very efficient and have a high net to gross space ratio. They offer a continuous column free space, open and flexible with excellent daylight on all elevations, achieved through floor to ceiling glazing. The dramatic double height reception area continues the warm colours from the exterior to the interior, matched with rich timber and cool glass.
The scheme comprises a twelve storey office building with three basement levels and retail at ground level, the new landscaped public realm faces on to Holborn Circus.
Client: Castlemore Securities