• 3 April 2019

Fen Court

Office block topped with crown of glass

An exciting new office and retail development featuring one of London’s largest rooftop restaurants.

The building is situated in the heart of London at 10 Fenchurch Avenue and was designed by world-leading Eric Parry Architects and developed by Generali
Real Estate.

The 15-storey scheme features 420,000 ft of vibrant retail units on the lower levels.

A bespoke double height frontage incorporates a thoroughfare leading to a 1,900 ft2 LED art installation ceiling in the central atrium, offering pedestrians a new route from Fenchurch Street Station. The unique audio-visual infrastructure consists of a digital art display and can incorporate two cameras portraying a live-feed from the rooftop garden.

Headquarter-style entrances create a prominent street presence whilst the office units allow ample natural light on all four sides with virtually column free, flexible working spaces.

Above the ninth floor, the building sets back with a crown-like arrangement that showcases its spectacular roof garden, decorated with 79 wisteria trees, pergola canopies, 5,000 bulbs and a 200 ft recessed flowing water feature. In addition, occupiers have access to a four-storey basement including; car, motorbike and bicycle parking on two levels (entered via two dedicated car lifts), and plant spread across three levels. The design incorporates a high performance façade with motorised blinds to reduce solar gain in the summer and to maximise the benefit of useful daylight at appropriate times.

One of the building’s key features is its public rooftop garden and restaurant on the 14th and 15th floors. The public garden was designed in collaboration with German landscape architects Latz + Partner. ‘The Restaurant at 120’ is one of the biggest in London and provides magnificent views across the City.

The roof garden was designed to include the best aspects of a public space with the challenge to integrate building services and energy efficiency requirements. The careful consideration of the garden foliage contributes to the overall shading and zoning of the space. Energy efficient chillers positioned in a recessed plant well have integrated with the landscaping to appear invisible to those enjoying the area.

Our building services, sustainability and acoustic teams were appointed by Generali Real Estate to work closely alongside Development Manager CORE, Greycoat and Sir Robert McAlpine for this prestigious project.

The project has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Mark Terndrup, Director of Building Services, commented; “Having been involved in the project since 2007, it is great to see the project occupied and being enjoyed by the public. We are proud to have worked with the design team and contractor to produce an exceptional multi-use building that has become a stunning addition to London’s skyline.”

Fen Court recently opened its expansive rooftop gardens to the public.

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