One Carter Lane

London, EC4
London Metric Property Plc
Practical completion 2014
120,000 sq ft
£14m
Office

Rolfe Judd Architects, Architect

Watkins Payne Partnership, Building services engineers


Across from St Paul’s Cathedral, the refurbishment of the 120,000 sq ft One Carter Lane enhanced the building inside and out. M3 was engaged by London Metric to undertake a peer review of the original scheme proposals. With recommendations that helped reduce costs and enhance values, M3 led the design of a revised scheme with a new team. M3 was also integral to achieving early VP, securing headlease approval and enabling early commencement on site of the demolition and strip out. Completed in May 2014, first tenants moved in within 6 months.

Project highlights


  • Reappraisal of project objectives and improved profit on cost
  • Early VP enabled acceleration of overall project delivery
  • 60% pre let to two tenants prior to start on site
  • Negotiating s77 and s278 approval for associated highway works
  • Procured and led successful construction process, completing on schedule for handover