Refurbishment of London office building 120 Moorgate secures planning permission

The refurbishment of 120 Moorgate has secured planning consent has been secured from the City of London Corporation. The building will then be the latest workspace for WeWork.

In December last year WeWork announced plans to double the size of its UK business within 12 months. They currently operate in 23 countries.

Internally, the existing office space to the upper floors will be refurbished, with gym facilities and a bicycle store added to the basement levels. On the seventh floor, a roof terrace will benefit from views across the city, with planting kept to the perimeter edge to maximise usable space.

Externally, the building will also be stripped of its current facade and then completely reclad.

Damion Burrows, director at Darling Associates, said: “As the Moorgate area is transformed in the lead up to the launch of Crossrail, 120 Moorgate represents a symbol of this important regeneration in the City of London. We are delighted to be working with Vengrove and WeWork to deliver this dynamic office development and the rejuvenation of this building will see this prime site transformed to be more in tune with its evolving surroundings.”