Introduction

Located almost entirely above the platforms of Moorgate underground station, Landsec’s redevelopment of 21 Moorfields demands the most creative and collaborative design-team approach to solve its construction challenges. Momentum has assisted world renowned architects, WilkinsonEyre, with the creation of proposals for a high quality 16-storey commercial office scheme.

With the Barbican as one of the sites’ immediate neighbours, the proposals will provide a new section of Highwalk, linking directly to Moorgate Underground station and the new western Liverpool Street Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) station entrance.

The lack of any below ground-level basement at 21 Moorfields means that all deliveries and servicing would take place at ground floor level, with publicly accessible space provided above, connecting into the Barbican Highwalk. Momentum took up this logistics challenge and devised a bespoke servicing strategy taking into account the demands of the other nearby buildings, including Moor House, Moorgate Exchange, London Wall Place, CityPoint, Tenter House and the Barbican’s 4,000 residents. The strategy designed was comprehensive and included ensuring that the number of loading bays were sufficient to accommodate the demands of the building users and that sufficient waste management facilities were provided. Momentum’s work enabled disruption associated with logistics to be minimised so that street level activity would be promoted, rather than hindered, by the new development.