More London is an award-winning, mixed-use development situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, near Tower Bridge. It consists of eleven buildings with varying functions including the Children’s Unicorn Theatre and City Hall.
The 13-acre development is supported by an extensive underground site-wide infrastructure framework, serving each of the buildings on the site.
Arup has been at the heart of the scheme, collaborating with More London Development since 1997.
By enabling technical excellence and innovation, whilst maintaining commercial and construction viability, the site has been developed to its maximum potential, creating a new and vibrant commercial hub.
High-quality public space
The buildings are dispersed within high-quality, thoughtfully landscaped public spaces, routes and vistas. The development also includes spectacular water features, thought provoking public sculptures and places to sit and reflect.
The outdoor amphitheatre, The Scoop, is a key cultural destination, hosting public performances during the summer months.
Arup’s breadth and depth of expertise allied with the personality, enthusiasm and commitment of their team ensured the success of this award-winning development.
” Liam Bond Development Director, More London Development
Integrated protective design
We worked as a truly integrated Arup team led by Resilience, security and risk. Formed of landscape architects, town planners, civil engineers, health and safety experts, fire specialists and operations consultants, we advised on a Hostile Vehicle Mitigation strategy that respected and responded to the existing landscape character to minimise visual impact. Involved since inception, our multidisciplinary team carefully designed a security strategy tested and commissioned to national and international standards whilst developing opportunities to integrate further functionality to the high quality public realm. The development balances security interventions whilst rendering an inclusive and open public realm, sympathetic to the character of the estate.