Previously an office site known as Bucklersbury House and Temple Court, planning permission was secured for a new office and retail complex. The approval came after successful lobbying for the viewing corridors of St Paul’s Cathedral to be narrowed to allow for the site to be unconstrained by the viewing plane restriction.
The Client, Bloomberg, wanted to create new European Headquarters, the first wholly owned and designed Bloomberg building constructed to facilitate collaboration, fuel innovation and set new standards in sustainability in workplaces around the world. It would bring Bloomberg’s 4,000 London based employees together for the first time and allow for future expansion.
Role Of DP9
DP9 were engaged by Bloomberg upon acquisition of the site to advise and lead the project in relation to all town planning matters. The location of the site in general and its proximity to a collection of listed buildings at Bank Junction meant that DP9 played a key role in negotiations with The City, The Mayor of London, Historic England and a large number of stakeholders and community bodies.
Advising on the first new museum, The Temple of Mithras, in London for more than 100 years, as well as incorporating a new tube station entrance and bespoke retail accommodation presented some unique challenges on this project.
First new museum in London for more than 100 years
A founding member of DP9 in 2004, Barnaby has over 30 years’ experience advising on development opportunities for International and UK investors, developers and occupiers across private and public sectors. Barnaby specialises in complex development schemes in London and the South East including major commercial and residential developments and those involving listed buildings and conservation areas. Barnaby also takes an active role in industry bodies such as the City Architecture Forum and City Property Association.