Bracken House, London EC4

Client: Obayashi Corporation

John Robertson Architects has been appointed by Obayashi Corporation to undertake the refurbishment of Bracken House in the City of London. Originally designed by Albert Richardson in the early 1950s as the headquarters of the Financial Times, the ‘H’ shaped building underwent a dramatic reconstruction in the late 1980’s by Michael Hopkins and Partners. After a quarter of a century of use, JRA is sensitively refurbishing the Grade II* listed building ready for occupation in 2018.

The design accommodates 18,600 sqm of office space, an enlarged entrance hall, new internal courtyards and a roof garden with running track. Cycle parking spaces and dedicated cycle lifts will also be provided at basement level along with high quality shower and changing facilities for occupants.