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One Finsbury Circus

Facade of one finsbury circus

​Project team

Developer: Hermes
Architect: Gaunt Francis Architects
Contractor: ISG
Mechanical and Electrical: MTT
Fire Engineering: Warringtonfire
Structural Consultant: Waterman Group


One Finsbury Circus is a Grade II* listed commercial building designed by the renowned architect Luytens, previously known as Britannica House it was the headquarters of BP. The work carried out in this development needed to be sensitive to the historical importance of the building while still enabling the site to be modernised. The full refurbishment of One Finsbury Circus included the remodelling of the atrium with new lifts rising to a spectacular glass roof and a total upgrade of the mechanical and electrical services.

Our role

We provided the building control services, advice and guidance to the design team. Our position within the City of London Corporation allowed us to liaise with the planning division on issues affecting listed and historic buildings. We needed to be very aware of the sensitive nature of the building when making building control decisions and took this into account when considering the Building Regulations.

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Our staff

Project Surveyor: Mark Pundsack
M&E Engineer: Roger Jaggard
Drainage Engineer: Paul Stavers

21 March 2016
Last Modified:
25 February 2020