5 Cheapside
John McAslan + Partners has designed a major new high quality office and mixed-use development next to Paternoster Square in the City of London, which brings an entirely new building form to a culturally and commercially critical site less than 100m from St Paul’s Cathedral. The crystalline form and striking geometry of the building is a precise, highly rational response to the St Paul’s height-grid, protected viewing corridors, and local building setback requirements. It also addresses challenging structural constraints posed by St Paul’s Underground station and the subterranean BT chamber. The treatment of 5 Cheapside’s cantilevered north corner will energise the groundplane, bringing a new public space.