Cannon Green has been awarded the City of London Best Refurbishment Building of the Year by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects. The award is given to projects judged to have made a contribution to the civic life of the City of London by responding to its context, delivering innovative and exemplary design, and having high environmental standards.
JRA’s winning project, a 1960s office building formerly known as Princess House, has been transformed into a new workplace concept with a contemporary double-height podium housing a grand staircase, original artwork, and a number of amenities including a restaurant, terrace, Gym Box, and bike club. The two towers above offer 7,500m2 of office space in a re-clad bronze façade with new efficient glazing. The works were carried out by JRA for client Ocubis.
The WCCA Award judges, which included The Master of the Company of Architects, Jo Bacon of Allies + Morrison, Chris Williamson of Weston Williamson and representatives from AXA, Brookfield and British Land described the refurbishment at Cannon Green as a “dynamic revitalisation” and the “story of what you can do to re-love a building, spending wisely, being inventive and taking risks.”
JRA received the award at the WCCA livery dinner in Salter’s Hall on the 3rd July.