Project: The Monument Building
Sector: Mixed Use
Project Location: Kensington, London W8
Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
The Monument Building is in the heart of the City of London. It creates a stunning backdrop to The Monument, the famous landmark that commemorates the Great Fire of London in 1666.
The ten-storey building was designed by architect Ken Shuttleworth’s Make, and has 8,000m2 of office space and 370m2 for retailers. Four of the floors have terraces, which provide excellent views of London.
One of The Monument Building’s most striking features is the twisting fins on its south side, made in Italy from anodised aluminium. The 69 fins create a signature pattern and are designed to let in as much natural light as possible, while shading the building from heat gain.