Completion: June 2000
Net floor area: 45,000 m2
Contract value: Lacon House £45m – including fit-out Warner House £23m
Lacon House and its neighbour, Warner House on Theobald’s Road London, were occupied for over 40 years, by one tenant, the MOD. These huge but nondescript, brick-clad buildings stood on a busy street in a not particularly sought-after part of central London. It was not an obvious decision for their owner, Land Securities, to revive them, however, designs by Sidell Gibson promised to transform the dour pair into a powerful street presence with office space that could attract blue-chip tenants.