Archaeological excavations have revealed an extraordinary array of Roman (AD 43-410) finds, including wooden coffins and what appears to be a funerary bed, at the construction site for PLP-designed offices near Holborn Viaduct. Excavations have been taking place by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) ahead of the construction of 265,000 sq. ft office scheme developed by Royal London Asset Management Property. Now six metres below modern street level, the team have uncovered the resting place of some of Roman London’s first residents.
We’re delighted to share that the City of London has approved our vision for 30 Minories and Writers House. Our designs look to bring impactful community benefits to the area, revitalise the Minories streetscape, create meaningful green and public spaces, and to develop a flexible and sustainable workplace.
Traditional transport systems are proving to not have the resilience needed to cope with everything from strikes, changing climate and global crises. This has prompted us at PLP Labs to explore alternative approaches to urban mobility. Some of our evolving ideas centre around concepts of automated urban mobility and promoting walkable cities as a viable solution to the current challenges.
Our global footprint expanded, with the completion of nine new buildings, whilst construction has continued on many more around the world. On top of this, we moved into our new offices in Singapore, further cementing our commitment to working in the country and the wider region.
This year’s BUILD Sustainable Design Awards have awarded PLP Architecture as London’s Best Sustainable Architectural Design Studio. The nomination is a recognition of PLP’s efforts to consistently push towards more sustainable solutions through their designs, strategies and research around the world.
Arbor has won two awards at the UK International Property Awards, taking the prizes for Best Office Architecture London and Best Office Architecture United Kingdom.
“While finance still dominates the Square Mile, there has been an influx of tech firms. Apple is renting office space across several floors at 22 Bishopsgate. TikTok has based its UK headquarters at the Kaleidoscope building next to Smithfield market and is taking more space in Farringdon.”
Blue Owl Capital UK has taken the final floor at PLP’s 65 Davies Street in Mayfair, ahead of the project’s completion in November. The asset management company joins the likes of Hayfin and SPX Capital in letting space in the 65,000 sq. ft. development.
22 Bishopsgate, PLP’s health and wellbeing-centred office building in the heart of the City of London, has been named as the Regional Winner for the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2023, in the category of ‘Best Non-Residential New Build’.
In a new video of Arbor, in London’s Bankside Yards, Midori Ainoura talks through some of the key ideas behind her design for the building. Alongside her, PLP’s Lee Polisano, Native Land’s Alasdair Nicholls, Jay Squier and Felicity Masefield, and Smart Spaces’ Dan Drogman, all explain what makes Arbor such an incredible workplace.