Bloomberg London Overview
In December 2010, Bloomberg embarked on the construction of a new building in the heart of the City of London that would meet the needs of our growing employee population and represent our company’s culture, values and ambitions, from the ground up.
Located between the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral, the new site occupies 3.2 acres and will provide approximately 500,000 square feet of sustainable office space, three new public spaces featuring specially commissioned works of art, a retail arcade that will reinstate an ancient Roman travel route, and a public gallery that will restore the Temple of Mithras to its original site.
Conceived by our founder Mike Bloomberg in collaboration with leading architect Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, the new building’s design is sympathetic to its surrounding context, an exemplar of sustainable design and uniquely of its place and time – a natural extension of the City that will endure and improve the surrounding public realm.
Bloomberg Celebrates Topping
Out Of New Offices
As Bloomberg’s new London office building is topped out, company founder Mike Bloomberg describes the structure as an achievement in human-centered design while chief architect Lord Norman Foster praises its unique blend of tradition, history and new technology.
Work Place of the Future:
In the heart of London’s financial center on a site with more than 2,000 years of history, Bloomberg is rethinking the office environment. Construction on the new Bloomberg European headquarters continues at a rapid pace, requiring some of the city’s largest and most complex foundations and the single-biggest concrete pour in London. Constructed using the finest material from around the world – the building is the largest stone project in the U.K. in more than 100 years.
History & Archaeology
The Story of the Bloomberg Writing Tablets
Archaeologists from MOLA found 400+ fragments of ancient Roman writing-tablets on the site of the new Bloomberg London building. The collection is the largest and earliest of its kind in Britain and includes the first known reference to London and the earliest hand-written document in Britain. Roman waxed writing tablets were used for note taking, tallying accounts, correspondence, and legal administration.
For more information on the tablets, visit MOLA.
The London Mithraeum:
A Future for the Past
Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London will be located on one of the UK’s most significant archaeological sites – a temple dedicated to the Roman god Mithras. As stewards of the ancient site and artifacts, Bloomberg is creating an innovative museum experience that will change the way we encounter archeology.
For more information visit MOLA.