Angel Building

This RIBA Stirling Prize shortlisted scheme was the first of many exciting projects Veretec have delivered for Derwent London. Veretec was appointed by BAM as Executive Architects for the internal elements of the Angel Building from Stage 4 onwards, including the central atrium and exposed concrete frame.

Project Details

  • Location London EC1
  • Area 33,000m² 355,300ft²
  • Status Complete
  • Sector Reuse, Workplace
  • Client Derwent London
  • Services Project Delivery in Collaboration
  • Design Architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • Contractor BAM Construction


  • BCO
    Test of Time Award
  • Islington Society Award
    Best New or Restored Building in the Borough
  • CIBSE Building Performance Awards
    Refurbishment Project Award
  • Chicago Athenaeum
    Green Good Design Award
  • AIA Award
    Excellence in Design
  • RIBA Stirling Prize
  • RIBA
    Award for Architecture
  • Regeneration & Renewal Award
    Design Excellence
  • New London Award
    Award for Working
  • Concrete Society Award
    Rejuvenation Award & Certificate of Excellence
  • Civic Trust Awards
  • British Council of Offices National Award
    Refurbished & Recycled Workspace
  • British Council of Offices Award
    Refurbished & Recycled Workspace
  • British Construction Industry Award
    Judges Special Award
  • 3R Awards
    Office Category

The Angel Building is the redevelopment and extension of an existing and outdated five storey 1980s office building in the historic district of Clerkenwell.

The concrete frame was reused and extended both vertically and horizontally to improve its spatial efficiency, enclosing an existing courtyard to provide additional floor space around a spectacular atrium.

“An excellent overall service which has exceeded expectations. Knowledgeable and good-humoured team have turned a difficult process into a fruitful collaboration.”

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Veretec’s delivery experience brought a number of savings to the project in both time and programme, without affecting the quality or appearance of this prestigious development.

New high performance curtain walling details were developed to bring increased daylight into the office floors and to provide panoramic views over the City from the upper floors and roof terraces. The atrium consists of high quality insitu PFA concrete finishes to form the centre piece to the scheme.

The project was completed in 2010, has won numerous awards and achieved BREEAM Excellent status.