Bloomberg Place, London
Bloomberg Place is located between the St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England, it was constructed in 2010 where the Bucklersbury House stood. The construction of a new building in the centre of London meets the needs of the expanding employee population and expresses Bloomberg’s values, ambitions and culture. The new site occupies 3.2 acres with approximately 1.1 million square feet of office and retail space. This 9 storey building’s facades are characterised by a deep structural stone frame with inset serrate glass and bronze fins, which were hand made in Japan.
In 2018, Bloomberg designed by Foster & Partners was awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize, the third time the architect practice has won the prize for the best building in the UK. With a BREEAM Outstanding rating, this was the highest design-stage score ever achieved by any major office development.
KEIM Lotexan was applied onto the external concrete surfaces to reduce water penetration thorough the surfaces and make the concrete easier to clean. KEIM Lotexan is a clear, siloxane-based water repellent and dust suppressant treatment that doesn’t affect the look and feel of natural concrete. This treatment also provides protection from water, acid rain and atmospheric pollution.