2-3 Finsbury Avenue

London, EC2
British Land & GIC
Planning consent achieved 2016
900,000 sq ft GIA
Office, retail & flexible event and amenity zone

Arup Associates, Multi-disciplinary design team 

Core 5, Cost consultant

DP9, Planning consultant 

2-3 Finsbury Avenue introduces a creative, world-class model of conferencing facilities to the London while achieving additional floor area on a site flanked by a listed building and the London View Management Framework.

The proposals comprises a 900,000 sq ft office-led development building including two towers, at 18 and 32 storeys, linked by a 12-storey groundscraper.  The scheme strengthens the interface at ground level, with a significant retail offering and new through routes to enhance permeability. The upper floors of the 18-storey tower feature a multi-function amenity zone, a 400 seater auditorium, conference facilities, restaurant, bar and a publicly accessible roof terrace.

M3 was involved from feasibility studies and is currently leading the team through planning.

Related Project
Broadgate, Broadgate 2020, 1FA, 5 Broadgate, Broadgate Circle, 100 Liverpool Street

Project highlights

  • Garnering support for a building of this scale and mass, in the context of the London View Management Framework, Finsbury Circus Conservation Area and the Grade II listed 1 Finsbury Avenue
  • Integrating a mix of uses while opening up routes that improve the permeability of Broadgate
  • Creating a brief for the incorporation of a flexible amenity zone, which provides unprecedented event and conferencing facilities for the London
  • Dealing with environmental issues, particularly in relation to wind, daylight and sunlight