The RIBA Awards recognise innovative architectural projects that display a commitment to designing and developing buildings and spaces to improve and enhance people’s lives.
The building’s innovative and sustainable design involved replacing the original 1970s structure with a bright, light façade which rises up out of a low-level block. The translucent glass tower benefits from panoramic views from its ‘Sky’ floors, roof terraces on its ‘Garden’ floors, and a Wi-Fi enabled communal business lounge with garden-access for all occupiers to use.
At street level, Angel Court has been transformed from a dark alleyway into a bright pedestrian street and lively gastronomic destination.
The scheme has also been selected as a finalist in the Best Tall Building Europe category at The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2018 Awards, one of only two London towers to be shortlisted.
Mitsui Fudosan’s other award-winning projects include 8-10 Moorgate, which won the prestigious City Heritage Award in 2015, and 5 Hanover Square, winner of the London LABC National Building Excellence Award for Best Small Commercial Building in 2013.
Last month Mitsui Fudosan and development partner Stanhope announced a major letting with international financial services group Prudential signing up for 60,000 sq ft, taking the 300,000 sq ft building to over 80% let within 12 months of completion.