The British Council for Offices has announced 8 Finsbury Circus as the winner of the Best Commercial Workplace in their regional property awards for London and the South East of England. The other winning entries, announced at a lunch at the Park Lane Hilton were Sky Central,The Estée Lauder Companies, 20 Eastbourne Terrace, 67-71 Beak Street and Sea Containers House. The prestigious BCO awards programme claims to recognise ‘the highest quality developments and sets the standard for excellence in the regional and national office sector.’
8 Finsbury Circus was praised by the judges as a delightful new office building which maximises the development potential of a very difficult site, whist respecting the surrounding heritage. The judges noted that traditional materials have been cleverly used to create a contemporary piece of architecture that blends effortlessly with its historic neighbours on the circus, which they cited as a mark of an intelligent and carefully considered re-development.