Two Kingdom Street

  • Building Usage


    • Two Kingdom Street forms part of the third phase of development to Paddington Central, a large mixed-use development located on the goods yard site to the north-west of Paddington Station. The building fronts the newly created Kingdom Street, a pedestrianised boulevard with extensive landscaping, linked to the open central meeting space of Sheldon Square.

      Oriented towards Sheldon Square and in line with the approach from Paddington Station, the 10-storey speculative office building is entered through a dramatic double height reception and full height atrium animated by six semi-scenic lifts providing circulation through the building and providing a dramatic backdrop to the entrance lobby and excellent views to the north and west.

      Beyond the reception lobby, the building opens up into a chasmal glass atrium extending the structure’s full height and acting as a buffer to the busy elevated Westway that leads into central London. The semic-scenic lifts travel up the atrium space with black water pools providing an illusion of greater depth. To the Westway side the office floors taper to a ‘prow’ continuing the diagonal lines across Paddington Central emphasizing the presence of the building to the road. Adjacent to the prow is the fire-stair, likewise glass clad to increase daylight to the building and encourage use by the occupiers.

      The building achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and boasts low emission chillers, specialist glazing to reduce solar glare, solar panels to the roof and passive light control facility.
      Development Team: :Kohn Pedersen Fox Developers:Development Securities plc

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Key Figures

    • Year of Construction: 2011