We imagine Aldgate will become the City’s new Financial District. Set within a landscaped “high park”, new hybrid building typologies, and larger buildings that have never been seen in the City before, will be clustered to achieve synergies between offices and trading rooms, live/work units, residential apartments and technology, and research uses, activating the eastern edge of the City.
Aldgate is the last area of the City perimeter where it is possible to create a major new world-class financial centre for the City of London. We propose a new Aldgate Financial Centre which will extend from the Tower of London to Broadgate. The new financial centre will provide a new generation of hybrid buildings on a larger scale than anything ever built in the City before. These buildings will not just be offices and trading floors, but will comprise a mix of uses including residential, hotels, retail, education and research.
Aldgate Financial Centre will enhance the quality of life of the people who live and work there. A new landscaped “high park” will be elevated over the buildings providing a green spaces for both City workers and residents. George Dance’s St. Botolph’s Church will be a focal point, set in a new urban piazza.