London Wall Place Bridges London’s Past, Present, and Future
Brookfield Multiplex has partnered with Munnelly Logistics, who will be supplying Brookfield Multiplex with a full logistics and waste package for their new project London Wall Place. At 500, 000 sq. ft. London Wall Place will comprise of two commercial buildings, complimented by an acre of landscaped public realm set amongst the beautiful ruins of London’s Roman City Wall and St Alphage Church Tower.
London Wall Place’s first commercial building will be circa 300,000 sq. ft. at 12 storeys high with 35, 000 sq. ft. of roof terraces exclusively for tenant use. The second is a 16 storey tower with floors circa 12,000 sq. ft., also featuring vertical glazing strips and an impressive triple height space at the very top. Both of which will be completed to Cat ‘A’, and used for businesses, primarily banking, and private residence.
Lee Magee, Logistics Manager at Munnelly Logistics, and John Curry, Site Manager for Brookfield Multiplex, have helped to rally the team together, with approximately 18 months left on the project.
Very special processes have had to be put in place in order to look after this extraordinary historic site, including archaeological specialists who monitor the slightest impact works could have on London's Roman City Wall.
As Magee and Curry explained, “… each job has it specialities…” and London’s Roman City Wall is a very unique consideration. Curry joked, “… it’s been there a while” - since around AD200 to be precise.
Upon completion London Wall Place’s two spectacular buildings will have the striking additional feature of the cantilevering of a steel frame above London's Roman City Wall along with a widened adjacent footpath, allowing it to become a public thoroughfare. Additionally, a unique aspect of the external cladding will be the use of glass reinforced concrete with contrasting dark ceramic elements, which reflects the splint flint stone of the site’s heritage monument.
As dusk settles amongst the ruins it brings a new dawn closer to the completion of a truly unique merging of ancient and modern London. London Wall Place will be an area where London can develop in the future while still holding onto its important history, for residents, businesses, and the public alike.