Similar to the Gherkin skyscraper with its outrageous construction costs, the Walbrook has been put on the market. The revolutionary building, distinguished by its striking glass façade, boasts a notable position in London’s skyline. The innovative design was skillfully devised by a team of prestigious architects from the British studio Foster and Partners. In 2011 it was purchased for 250 million euro by the property investment firm Delancey, who now intends on reselling the high-end London property for triple its original price. Priding itself in an attractive central location in the core of the financial hub of the UK’s capital, the company has already received various proposals. So much so that analysts are convinced that the price could rise to 800 million euro.
Quite an elevated price to say the least, but let’s not forget that the Walbrook holds the status of a distinguished landmark building in London. Architecturally speaking the property exhibits an extraordinary cutting-edge modern design, with a rounded roof, ample windows and curved cornices. The interior on the other hand houses an unusual fusion of styles. The bright entrance is furnished in a modern and bare minimum kind of approach, with a grand laminated black reception desk, which contrasts with the dazzling white of the walls and marble floors. The adjoining room takes a more classical turn, with vault ceilings, arched windows and marble columns, leaving an elegant and refined finish. Proving as the perfect environment to cater for conferences and work meetings. A lounge area with skyscraper views of London city and an ample dining hall complete the ground floor.
The remaining sixteen levels of the Walbrook are otherwise occupied by a number of the most prestigious offices of the British capital. Just one floor is currently in question, the last floor, which boasts expansive space and tall ceilings. To top it off, a little oasis is found at the rear of the building, a rather pleasing secret garden in the heart of London.