Martin Long was appointed Development Manager for this project while at Stanhope, and saw it through to completion.
Christchurch Court is the largest building within the masterplan of the redeveloped Paternoster Square. Initially intended as a new HQ for Schroders Bank, this 400,000 sq ft office building was subsequently let to Goldman Sachs.
The new building by architects Rolfe Judd, boasts an elegant Portland stone facade, clear span floorplates and two 30,000 sq ft specialist dealer trading floors. It interfaces with a large gyratory system – still to be built at the time of construction – and the brief required a roof level installation of a 10MVA diesel generator common to large City of London buildings.
The demolition of an existing building was required, which in turn necessitated an archaeological dig that revealed a modest amount of remaining archaeology.
- Location: London
- Dates: 1998 – 2000
- Size: 400,000 sq ft
- Project Team:
Architect: Rolfe Judd
Services Engineer: J Roger Preston
Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
QS: Gardiner and Theobald