One Churchill Place

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One Churchill Place
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One Churchill Place
General information
Location 1 Churchill Place
London E14
Coordinates 51°30′19.8″N 00°00′50.4″W / 51.505500°N 0.014000°W / 51.505500; -0.014000Coordinates: 51°30′19.8″N 00°00′50.4″W / 51.505500°N 0.014000°W / 51.505500; -0.014000
Construction started 2003
Completed 2004
Opening 2005
Roof 156 m (512 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 32
Design and construction
Architect HOK International

One Churchill Place is a 156 m tall skyscraper with 32 floors, serving as the headquarters of Barclays Bank. It is in the Docklands area of London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Canary Wharf. The building is the seventh tallest office block in the Great Britain and the fourth tallest building in the Docklands after One Canada Square, the HSBC Group Headquarters and the Citigroup Centre.

The building was formally opened in June 2005 by the Chairman of Barclays, Matthew Barrett, and merged Barclays offices across London into one building. The former corporate HQ was at 54 Lombard Street in the City of London.

Barclays occupy approximately 90% of the building, floors 18-20 are leased to BGC Partners/Cantor Fitzgerald.


One Churchill Place at night in 2012

The building was designed by HOK International[1] and constructed by Canary Wharf Contractors.[2]

Designed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the building is constructed around four staircase columns with a large, central column containing the lifts and toilet facilities. The building manual states that there is enough room in these columns to contain everyone who works in the building, in the event of a security alert.

The building was planned to be 50 stories in height, but was scaled down to 31 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


Increasingly the premises are now used on a hotdesking basis to accommodate more agile and collaborative working.

  • Level -1: Gym
  • Ground Floor: Reception
  • Level 2: Presentation suite and meeting rooms
  • Level 3: Staff restaurant and deli bar, mail room and print shop
  • Levels 4 and 5: Plant
  • Levels 6 to 17: Working floors
  • Levels 18 to 20: Tenant floors occupied by BGC Partners
  • Levels 21 to 29: Working floors
  • Level 30: Meeting rooms
  • Level 31: Executive offices

It is linked by walkways to the Canada Square shopping mall and Canary Wharf tube station.

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