Paternoster Sq

MAJOR CHALLENGES

A complex site adjoining St Paul’s Cathedral where new development could not compete with the Cathedral and a new public space was required. Probably the most politically sensitive site in the City, with considerable interest from the Prince of Wales and the Cathedral. A number of previous projects had failed due to planning objections.

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

Collaborated with the City of London to find an appropriate master planner respected by all those involved. Engaged the previous surveyor to the fabric who had an ingenious idea to create a cloister around the edges of a new public space, ensuring that in future generations the space in front of the Cathedral would be maintained and respected.

EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS

Gave much enhanced access to and an inspired environment for the Cathedral; a new public square, new retail space and leased to Goldman Sachs, the London Stock Exchange and CBRE. 1.2m sqft, delivered in 4 buildings.