Folgate Street

The project was developed speculatively providing a 43,000 square feet, five-storey scheme, based on a retained structural frame arranged around a courtyard. The principal challenge was to maximise the lettable area of the accommodation while respecting the local buildings in this sensitive conservation area close to Spitalfields Market.

An agreement was reached with the planners that a simple modern aesthetic was appropriate, in contrast to the largely Georgian buildings that surround the site. The scheme was let to a marketing and communications company who commissioned Murphy Philipps to fit-out the building.


Windsor Securities

Contract Type

JCT 80

Contract Value

£4 million

Start on site

May 1999

Completion date

March 2001