(© edmund sumner/kpf/axa)

(© edmund sumner/kpf/axa)

Developer: Bath House Development Limited
Designer: Kohn Pedersen Fox
Size: 0.6 acre (0.24 ha)

Sixty London offers premium office space in a unique design, featuring roof terraces, impressive entrance lobbies, and retail and restaurant space. Delivered alongside the restoration of a viaduct, the project stimulated wider regeneration of this important district. In May 2013, AXA Real Estate preleased the entire 210,000-square-foot (20,000 sq m) office to Amazon, working closely to integrate its fitout with the final phase of construction. The leasing concluded a two-year plan to reposition this project into a prime mixed-use development to attract new types of occupants into the City.

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A balcony illuminated in the evening. (© edmund sumner/kpf/axa)

A balcony illuminated in the evening. (© edmund sumner/kpf/axa)

AXA Real Estate acquired the site—known as Bath House—in late 2010 and worked very closely with the architect, Kohn Pedersen Fox, to refine the existing planning consent; increase the floor area; and substantially improve the design and leasability as well as the development’s energy performance. The project included the faithful rebuilding of one of Holborn Viaduct’s historic stone gatehouses. The project was begun in early 2011 at a time when virtually no other commercial development was being started in the City of London. AXA Real Estate rebranded and marketed the project as Sixty London, with the intention of appealing to a diverse tenant base.

The project included restoration of a historic gate house, featuring traditional materials. (© edmund sumner/kpf/axa)

The project included restoration of a historic gate house, featuring traditional materials. (© edmund sumner/kpf/axa)

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The project included restoration of a historic gate house, featuring traditional materials. (© edmund sumner/kpf/axa)

 

Sixty London and the restored Holborn Viaduct. (© timothy soar/kpf/axa)

Sixty London and the restored Holborn Viaduct. (© timothy soar/kpf/axa)