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The sundial above the entrance to Bracken House on Cannon Street.

The sundial above the entrance to Bracken House on Cannon Street.

June 2019
New Bracken House - Cannon Street entrance.

New Bracken House - Cannon Street entrance.

June 2019
New Bracken House

New Bracken House

June 2019
New Bracken House on Cannon Street

New Bracken House on Cannon Street

June 2019
Sundial or some sort of astronomical clock at the entrance to Bracken House on Cannon Street, London EC4.

Sundial or some sort of astronomical clock at the entrance to Bracken House on Cannon Street, London EC4.

October 2016
New Bracken House is across the road from St Paul's Cathedral

New Bracken House is across the road from St Paul's Cathedral

October 2016
Entrance to Bracken House

Entrance to Bracken House

July 14, 2014
Bracken House

Bracken House

July 14, 2014
Bracken House

Bracken House

July 14, 2014
Door on the Friday Street side of the building

Door on the Friday Street side of the building

March 2011
Side of the building from Friday Street

Side of the building from Friday Street

March 2011
Sundial above the entrance to Bracken House.

Sundial above the entrance to Bracken House.

March 2011

New Bracken House

Address:
1 Friday Street, London EC4M 9JA
Type:
Commercial
Completion:
2019
Area:
270,000 sq ft
Offices:
1
Viewed:
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Description of New Bracken House

New Bracken House is a redevelopment of the Grade II* listed Bracken House in the City of London EC4.

Designed by John Robertson Architects, New Bracken House will provide 270,000 sq ft of Grade-A office space.

Financial Times moved back to Bracken House in 2018.

The nearest tube station is Mansion House 160m (Circle and District Line); St. Paul's. (Central Line) is 350m from here.

History

Originally completed in 1959, Bracken House was named after Brendan Bracken, former chairman of the Financial Times, which was published here until the 1980s. The building was among the first post-war buildings in the City to be listed and its redevelopment retained the entire outside facade, including the elegant astronomical clock approximately 1 metre in diameter bearing at its centre a face of Winston Churchill, a personal friend of Brendan Bracken.

The work of Philip Bentham in gilt metal and enamel, it has echoes of the formality and sophistication of a dial. Embellished with Roman numerals, it depicts months of the year, signs of the zodiac and a sunburst motif.

The New Bracken House project completed in Q3 2018.

In 2019, Skanska won a £1.7m Facilities Management contract. The contract is for three years with the option to extend for a further two. The contract was secured in competitive tender following the work carried out by the mechanical and electrical team, which included the replacement of interior services and facilities over nine floors. The team also delivered the mechanical and electrical engineering, plumbing and heating installations for both the shell and core and category A and category B fit-out.

References:
- Sundials.co.uk

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News: (2)

JRA has completed the major retrofit of grade II* listed Bracken House for client Obayashi Corporation.

Originally designed by Sir Albert Richardson as The Financial Times headquarters and then later remodelled by Michael Hopkins and Partners in the high-tech style, JRA has combined the two designs and upgraded the building to meet 21st century standards.

The key changes to the 200,000 sq ft office building included creating internal courtyards between the historic wings and the newer floorplates, new lighting and adaptations to the atrium roof, enlargement of the entrance halls, and all new efficient services. JRA has also created a large roof terrace as an amenity for occupants, which features natural planting and a running track with unrivalled views of St Paul’s Cathedral.

The sensitive refurbishment has made it possible for the FT to return to the iconic building and it is currently being fit out.

Via jra.co.uk.

10/05/2019 09:10 by Buildington

McLaren has been awarded the complete refurbishment and CAT B fit-out of the New Bracken House office building for the Obayashi Corporation.

Designed by John Robertson Architects, New Bracken House will create 270,000 sq ft of Grade-A office accommodation.

The scheme consists of the complete strip out of the building with some portions of the floors on the wings removed to create open courtyards. The external listed wings will be cleaned and refurbished and existing roof configured with an impressive 150 metre running track for employees, encasing a glass skylight. The fit-out comprises full catering facilities and over 1500 desks in open plan offices as well as audio and video studio suite and live broadcasting capability, including a newsroom. New MEP services will be installed throughout and a high quality finish to the reception, new toilets and lift lobby areas.

Domonic Egan, Operations Director, McLaren Construction London commented: ‘’The New Bracken House Project is a challenging and exciting addition to our current workload in London and further strengthens McLarens credentials as a leading contractor for commercial office buildings including CAT B fit out. We look for forward to working with Obayashi on this landmark scheme and delivering a high quality modern office building.”

New Bracken House is situated at 1 Friday Street in the City of London, next to St Paul’s Cathedral and across the road from 20 Cannon Street, also refurbished by McLaren in 2012. Bracken House was occupied by the Financial Times newspaper until the 1980s, it was partly demolished in 1989 to incorporate the Michael Hopkins glass and steel façade that is evident today.

This is the first commercial project McLaren Construction has secured with Obayashi. The New Bracken House project due to finish Q3 2018. The project aims to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.

24/05/2017 09:16 by Buildington

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