The Featherstone Building

Veretec were appointed by Skanska as Executive Architects to deliver The Featherstone Building on Old Street for Derwent London.

Project Details

  • Location London EC1
  • Area 21,321m² 229,497ft²
  • Status Complete
  • Sector Workplace
  • Client Derwent London
  • Services Project Delivery
  • Design Architect Morris+Company
  • Contractor Skanska


  • AJ Architecture Awards
    Highly Commended - Workplace Project (£20 Million and Over)
  • Net Zero Architect of the Year Award
  • AJ Architecture Awards
    Shortlisted - Workplace Project
  • Building Awards
    Shortlisted – Project of the Year
  • Concrete Society Awards
  • Brick Development Association (BDA) Brick Awards

The project involved the replacement of two existing buildings located on the corner of City Road and Featherstone Street with a new high-quality office building incorporating ground floor retail space and affordable workshops.

The building massing steps down from an 11-storey tower fronting City Road, in response to the adjacent lower buildings on Featherstone Street. Generous floor to ceiling heights and fully openable windows are intended to make the building as flexible as possible.


“We are focused on ‘long-life loose-fit’ adaptable spaces and wellness factors that can enable people to meet together in larger common areas, with higher ceilings and better air quality and ventilation.”

Paul Willims, Chief Executive Derwent London

Additional features include a communal ‘breakout’ area in conjunction with the cafe, in addition to ancillary hard and soft landscaping, 275 cycle parking spaces and wheelchair accessible car parking.

Construction started on site in September 2019 and completed in early 2022.