|One Churchill Place|
One Churchill Place
|Roof||156 m (512 ft)|
|Floor area||157,164 m2 (1,691,700 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Structural engineer||WSP Cantor Seinuk|
|Main contractor||Canary Wharf Contractors|
One Churchill Place is a 156 m tall skyscraper with 32 floors, serving as the headquarters of Barclays Bank. It is in the Docklands area of London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Canary Wharf. The building is the 13th-tallest office block in the United Kingdom and the sixth tallest building in the Docklands.
The building was formally opened in June 2005 by the Chairman of Barclays, Matthew Barrett, and merged Barclays offices across London into one building. The former corporate HQ was at 54 Lombard Street in the City of London.
Designed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the building is constructed around four staircase columns with a large, central column containing the lifts and toilet facilities. The building manual states that there is enough room in these columns to contain everyone who works in the building, in the event of a security alert.
The building was planned to be 50 storeys in height, but was scaled down to 31 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to One Churchill Place.|