The Lovat Lane Conservation Area covers the group of narrow streets to the west of the Monument in the City of London. In the early 1970s we were appointed by Compass Securities with the Thomas Saunders Partnership as architect to advise on the development of the area for offices.

Work was complicated by the need to retain a number of the original building facades as well as considerations around Development Land Tax, and by the late 1970s work had virtually ceased. 

In 1981 the development had been taken over by Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance and the concept had changed to that of the 'City Village'. In this article by Deborah Lazarus we learn more about the work and what was achieved.

Other articles in this issue include Leslie & Godwin, Farnborough, a new office HQ in Hampshire, UK, designed by Arup Associates; Ronald Stewart Jenkins: engineer and mathematician; The Merlin Hotel, Perth, Western Australia; Farnborough Road office development.

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The Arup Journal 1985 - Issue 2