Situated between three listed buildings and directly opposite St Paul’s Cathedral, 4 Cannon Street is a new development that provides 106,000 sq ft of office space for Fidelity Investments. Designed by PLP Architecture and constructed by Mace, the approach to the spatial and material specification of the building has been majorly influenced and informed by its relationship with the surrounding buildings.
Replacing Scandinavia House, a late 1950s office building, the new design utilises a modern facade which embodies the classical proportions and rich materials of its neighbours. Crafted with salmon-coloured Lazonby sandstone quarried from Cumbria, the architectural style of the building differs to the adjacent buildings but is sympathetic in terms of form, scale and materiality. The footprint chamfers to the southwest of the building, maintaining an unobstructed view between St Paul’s Cathedral and St Nicholas Cole Abbey.
Designed for maximum sustainability, the building utilises cutting edge technology and stylish interiors to provide an impressive office environment. The property offers unrivalled views of St Paul’s Cathedral throughout the building and particularly from the impressive roof terrace at the disposal of the tenants.
Shadbolt were asked to assist with the interiors of the development, manufacturing and supplying bespoke FSC® FD30 and FD60 fire resistant doors and solid matching framesets in both straight grain American white oak random matched veneer and RAL 9010 “Pure White” paint lacquer. In addition, matching veneered washroom cubicle doors and veneered panels were also supplied throughout the project.