EightyFen by TP Bennett is a "refreshing alternative" to traditional city towers
In this video produced by Dezeen for TP Bennett, the architecture firm explains how its design for a new office building in London's Square Mile "sets a new benchmark" for the area.
Called EightyFen, the mixed-use office building features a limestone facade punctuated by an irregular pattern of projecting and recessing windows and was developed by YardNine and Partners Group.
"It was conceived as a refreshing alternative to the more traditional city towers and TP Bennett understood this vision from the outset," director of YardNine Maxwell Shand said in the video.
"We're always striving to create the best possible environment for everyone who interacts with our buildings," he added.
The developers commissioned British architecture firm TP Bennett for the design of the building.
"I believe EightyFen sets a new benchmark for this part of the city," Bill Soper, principal director of the firm, said.
EightyFen's facade is completely clad in Portuguese limestone and features a playful display of windows that project and recess at irregular intervals.
"Our approach was to create a timeless yet modern design," Soper explained.
The building's interior includes 14 floors of office spaces, a cafe and restaurant, and offers its tenants use of an integrated health facility and bike storage.
A key feature of the building is a central atrium that spirals all the way up to its roof and floods the interior with light.
"The entrance of the building incorporates a forum for the building users that creates a remarkable arrival experience," Soper said.
The building is topped by 2,500 square metres of landscaped terraces, offering panoramic views of the city.
"EightyFen provides a total working experience that has flexibility for all types of tenants," Soper explained.
With offices in London and Manchester, TP Bennett is celebrating the centenary of its founding this year.
The firm is also behind the design of Windmill Green, a 1970s office building in Manchester that it retrofitted to create an "ultra-sustainable" mixed-use office.
Photography is by Hufton+Crow.
This video was produced by Dezeen for TP Bennett as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen's partnership content here.