Building 7 forms part of the Devonshire Square campus, which is located within a block bound by Cutler Street, Harrow Place, Middlesex Street and New Street in The City of London.
In its current condition, Building 7 is tired and in need of investment to extend its operational life. The current office layouts do not respond to the needs or expectations of modern office occupiers, and there is a lack of clear wayfinding through the site to Harrow Place.
Similarly, in its current condition, the public realm is dominated by hard landscaping making it an unwelcoming environment for passers-by. Similarly, the shape of the office blocks creates a series of segregated spaces within the site. We want to address this by integrating these spaces through a central square, and for this to become the “heart” of the scheme.
To summarise, we believe there is an opportunity to: