One Churchill Place

One Churchill Place
One Churchill Place

One Churchill Place
General information
Location 1 Churchill Place
Tower Hamlets, London, England
Coordinates 51°30′19.8″N 00°00′50.4″W / 51.5055°N 0.014°W / 51.5055; -0.014Coordinates: 51°30′19.8″N 00°00′50.4″W / 51.5055°N 0.014°W / 51.5055; -0.014
Construction started 2003
Completed 2004
Opening 2005
Roof 156 m (512 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 32
Design and construction
Architect HOK International

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 in Canary Wharf. The building is the seventh tallest office block in the United Kingdom and the fourth tallest building in the Docklands after One Canada Square, the HSBC Group Headquarters and the Citigroup Centre.

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.



The building was designed by HOK International[1] and constructed by Canary Wharf Contractors.[2]

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.[citation needed]

The building was planned to be 50 stories in height, but was scaled down to 31 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.[citation needed]


Barclays occupy approximately two-thirds of the building, levels 17-23 being not in use by Barclays. Floors 18-23 are leased to the London 2012 Olympic organisation and to BGC Partners. Increasingly the premises are now used on a hotdesking basis to accommodate more mobile working.

  • Level -1: Gym
  • Ground Floor: Reception
  • Level 2: Presentation suite and meeting rooms
  • Level 3: Staff restaurant and deli bar, mail room and print shop
  • Levels 4 and 5: Plant
  • Levels 6 to 16: Working floors
  • Levels 17 to 23: Tenant floors (floors 17, 21, 22 and 23 occupied by London 2012 - LOCOG, ODA, LDA Olympic Legacy Directorate and Olympic Security Directorate and floors 18, 19 and 20 are occupied by BGC Partners)
  • Levels 24 to 29: Working floors
  • Level 30: Meeting rooms
  • Level 31: Executive offices

It is linked by walkways to the Canada Square shopping mall and Canary Wharf tube station.

See also

  • Tall buildings in London


External links

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