TateHindle Architects

Project

60 Lombard Street

TateHindle has completed 60 Lombard Street, a new administrative support office for Falcon Group. Located in The City of London’s historic financial district adjacent to the Bank of England and Royal Exchange, on a street renowned for its connections with merchant, banking and insurance industries since the medieval age; it was a key location until the 1980s as most UK-based banks had their head offices in Lombard Street. Dating from 1911, the Grade II Listed building features a Neo Classical exterior. Previously the headquarters for TSB Bank, it was last refurbished in 1985 when the building was completely remodelled behind retained facades.

An opulent interior

TateHindle’s redevelopment reinstates the grandeur and a high quality interior inspired by Art Deco with a sympathetic refurbishment that befits the building's heritage. Interiors compliment the historic fabric of the building and feature bespoke detailing and finishes throughout. A new double height reception with mezzanine and feature stair creates a grand entrance. It pays homage to the double storey banking hall that had previously been a focal feature of TSB's headquarters and which had been infilled in the ‘80s refurbishment. New coffered ceilings compliment the geometrical flooring design, while black and white detailing enhances the opulence of the space and also lends a contemporary feel. The grand stair and walkway balustrade features a carefully detailed and elegant elliptical design that visually connects ground and mezzanine spaces.

A spacious interior creates an inspiring and comfortable hotel like office environment for staff, and provides a mix of private and open plan workspaces alongside leisure facilities including a restaurant, gym, games lounge and relaxation room. Featuring aged oak, marble and mirror panelling, interiors boast bespoke impeccable detailing with durable finishes.

Celebrating the Neo Classical exterior

The retained facades and historic exterior fabric have been restored, existing entrances and signage have been refined and improved. A new roof top extension and terrace provide sublime views of the city. The tile clad contemporary intervention is discreetly set back from the roof line so as to have minimal visual impact from street level.

The redevelopment reinstates an aedicule which was originally a part of the building’s roof before it was demolished in the mid ‘80s. Situated on the corner of Birchin Lane and Lombard Street, it features a hand carved stone falcon which takes pride of place as an emblem of both the company and the restored building.

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