Architect Orms behind public realm work at City of London landmark
Orms has been given planning permission for a public realm scheme in the City of London that involves updating the existing building’s use as a marketing suite for the nearby Broadgate Estate.
Work at 3 Broadgate is due to start at the end of this year and be completed in 2018.
The building was put up 30 years ago and sits on a thoroughfare between Broadgate Circle and Finsbury Avenue Square.
It is getting a revamp as part of the wider work at the estate near Liverpool Street station which has seen Mace complete work on architect Make’s scheme at the 5 Broadgate building next door which is a new headquarters building for Swiss bank UBS.
Developer on the scheme British Land said the arch design of the Orms scheme is intended to encourage some of the estimated 150,000 people who use the route daily to walk through the building rather than around it.
Earlier this summer, Skanska started work on another Orms project – a hotel and 800-seat venue and events space building behind London’s world famous Tin Pan Alley music hotspot on Denmark Street.