Green makeover for Woolgate Exchange.
The nine-storey building, newly named Woolgate, has been reimagined by leading architecture practice Stiff + Trevillion to meet the needs of modern occupiers. This includes 345,000 sq ft of net internal area and the introduction of a new 1,500 sq ft rooftop pavilion boasting unique views of St Paul’s Cathedral and the City tower cluster.
The renovated building will feature over 20,000 sq ft total external terrace amenity, providing urban greening, biodiversity, and generous outdoor space on the majority of upper floors. The current reception area leading onto Basinghall Street will be enlarged and a new entrance will be created on Coleman Street, complemented by a ‘pocket park’ and new retail amenity.
The development is on track to become an exemplar for retrofit in the City and is targeting net zero carbon in both construction and operation thanks to an ambitious reuse and retention strategy, which seeks to preserve 98% of the existing structure. The building will be all-electric, with no fossil fuel or gas boilers on site, and 100% green power purchase agreements (PPA) are being used.
2022 to Present
Woolgate Exchange Unit Trust
Stiff + Trevillion
EC2, City of London
501,075 sq ft