Angel Court has been named Tall Building of the Year at the AJ Architecture Awards.
The 24-storey Fletcher Priest-designed tower near the Bank of England was selected from a shortlist of four projects for its bright, light façade which rises up out of a low-level block, transforming the public domain from a dark alleyway into a bright pedestrian street and lively gastronomic destination.
The jury also praised the building’s excellent use of materials, such as the fritted glass of the tower and the Irish limestone cladding of the lower block, as well as the sense of “beauty and delight” provided by the roof garden and terraces.
The AJ Architecture Awards highlight the very best projects across a range of key categories, from community schemes and cultural projects to tall buildings and workplace designs.
Angel Court was the first tower to complete in 2017. It offers over 300,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation across six lower Garden Floors and 18 upper Sky Floors, with 16,000 sq ft of restaurant space at street level.
The latest lettings include Brazilian-owned energy corporation Petrobas Europe and Delphi Technologies, which works across the automotive and transport sectors, bringing the building to more than 60% let.