• Client: Advanta plc.
  • Location: London
  • Completed: 1998
  • Use: Office space, restaurant, public rooftop garden, retail, archeological exhibition area
  • Services: General contractor (Altstadtbau plc)

1 Poultry

Landmark and masterpiece of postmodern architecture

1 Poultry was developed by Lord Peter Palumbo and Advanta plc.
Planning for the building began nearly 50 years ago. Originally, it was to be a high-rise office building designed by architect Mies van der Rohe, but after a long and controversial planning process the city of London ultimately selected a design by James Stirling. A wide variety of archeological objects are still visible in the building’s basement. With its distinctive architecture and prominent rooftop garden, 1 Poultry is a landmark as well as a masterpiece of postmodern architecture. Prior to the founding of HP Developments, members of its current staff were responsible for the project’s development and management.

 

Consultants:

  • Architects: James Stirling, Michael Wilford, Laurence Bain
  • Engineers: Arup
  • Quantity surveyors: Davis Langdon Everest
  • Landscape planning: Arabella Lennox-Boyd Landscape & Architectural Design

 

Credits: Altstadtbau plc, Ronald Hetzke, Eric Bruce

  • Client: Advanta plc.
  • Location: London
  • Completed: 1998
  • Use: Office space, restaurant, public rooftop garden, retail, archeological exhibition area
  • Services: General contractor (Altstadtbau plc)