23 Aug Watermark Place
Fletcher Priest – Watermark Place replaces the redundant international telephone exchange, Mondial House, on a site that fronts the river next to Cannon Street station. The site has an important place in the history of the Thames and is defined by the boundaries of the working river. The northern edge is the line of the Roman wharf, and the ‘Steelyard’ under Cannon Street station was a German Hanseatic trading post, the largest medieval trading post in Britain.
Intrinsic to this development is the re-use of a third of the existing buildings, using the below ground imperial structure to support the new metric column grid above. This results in less demolition and significant savings in time, energy and materials.