After a nick-of-time Grade II designation halted a drastic renovation proposal last year, the revamp plan for James Stirling’s iconic One Poultry building in London was amended and slated for completion in the spring of next year. In addition to an interior overhaul, the postmodern masterpiece is also getting shiny new tenants to boot. Indeed, the aggressively expanding coworking behemoth WeWork will soon move into the candy-striped, submarine-inspired building.
WeWork has been on an architectural shopping spree of sorts lately, also scooping up New York City’s landmark Lord & Taylor building and a lavish art deco structure in Paris. But One Poultry will be the company’s London jewel, with the building’s grand staircase (purportedly inspired by the Vatican’s Scala Regia steps) as the private entrance for members. The location, which is close to Bank Station, will also have a new reception area and underground storage for cyclists, courtesy of local firm BuckeyGrayYeoman.
“Bank continues to evolve into a modern version of the city, and we’re excited to be a part of that,” said Patrick Nelson, WeWork’s head of real estate Europe. “We know its fantastic location, access to excellent amenities and postmodern design will appeal to our community of 23,000 members.”
The One Poultry location will offer 110,000 square feet of office space in total.
Via: The Spaces