Cannon Place

Cannon Place provides premium office space over Cannon Street Station. The project’s design was inspired by the challenging range of site constraints. The existing station comprises a complex mixture of 1860s brick-vaulted structure and a 1960s concrete-framed redevelopment. Designed by Foggo Associates, the project involved construction of a trussed external frame supporting 21m cantilevers on the northern and southern elevations. The cantilevers and long-span façade truss underwent considerable deflections during construction, and will continue to do so while the building is in service. Displacements were monitored during construction to ensure measurements were in accordance with predictions, and therefore within steelwork installation tolerances.

Structural Features

  • Specialist technical consultant role associated with the Category III checking and approvals process required by Network Rail and London Underground.
  • Prediction of structural displacements during construction and assistance in the development of movement and load monitoring strategies.
  • Category II and III design checking of temporary works packages in accordance with Network Rail’s and London Underground Limited’s requirements.

Project Value
£214 million
Year Completed
Building Metrics
Total Area: 36,999 m²
Levels: 8 storeys
Environmental Performance
Very Good’ BREEAM rating

Primary Contractor
Laing O’Rourke
Foggo Associates
Robert Bird Group Services
Peer Review
Blast engineering
Construction Engineering
ICE Award Winner 2012: Buildings

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For more than 30 years, Robert Bird Group has earned one of the finest reputations across the globe for providing Construction Engineering services that allow our clients to see their visions become reality.


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