Copyright © 2014 Meloy Architects Ltd, Brighton, East Sussex
The Leadenhall Building -
Charles Meloy with Richard Rogers Partnership (now RSHP)
Charles was part of the team who delivered the proposals for the Leadenhall building in London which is now being constructed.
The tower tapers from the ground level to 50 storeys in height. This approach acknowledges the key viewing corridors to St Pauls, in particular those from Fleet Street.
The slender form also creates a distinctive profile on the skyline of the city.
The service core is separated from the office floor plates into a tower on the northern side containing all the lifts, stairs and services.
The base of the building continues a strong theme of the practice by extending the public realm of the adjacent St Helen’s square with an undercover plaza overlooked by a restaurant and bar.
This project was to be one of the most influential for Charles during his time spent at the practice and proved an excellent adjunct to the detailed work on Chiswick Park. There is a clarity of approach in a building of immense complexity. Its design manages to create a new diagram for high rise towers whilst integrating all the technical and planning requirements to the benefit of the architecture.