145 City Road

London, UK

This is a landmark mixed use scheme in the heart of ‘Tech City’ in the London Borough of Hackney. The project comprises two buildings – an iconic 40-storey residential tower and a nine storey (7,500m2) office building in addition to a series of public spaces.

The development responds to the area’s needs by replacing existing commercial provision with new housing. All 302 private and affordable apartments are dual-aspect and have balconies, with the upper units able to access private roof terraces. The building contains an extensive range of amenities for residents including a gym, pool, cafe and children’s play areas. Over 35% of the footprint is set aside as public space. A generous piazza between the two buildings forms a new pedestrian link, with a mix of shops and cafes at the base of both buildings that creates a lively, vibrant place for people to live, work and socialise.

ChapmanBDSP have been appointed as MEP consultants to take the scheme from RIBA Stage C (Concept Design) through to completion. In the residential tower our designs are based upon 20 different apartment sizes / configurations which will meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. In the commercial office building, we are taking the design to Cat A fit out, targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.


London, UK


Mixed Use, New Build


302 Apartments/ Office: 7,500 m2

Our Role

MEP Consultant


20 different apartment sizes/ configurations


BREEAM 'Excellent'


Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4


New pedestrian link


Rocket Investments


Scott Brownrigg

Project Manager

Arcadis (Formerly EC Harris)

Cost Consultant

Arcadis (Formerly EC Harris)

Main Contractor


145 City Road

"The Atlas building is in a part of London with a distinctive and strong personality. One of the key challenges for us was delivering a design which preserves elements of the location’s original integrity so that residents at once feel completely at home in their new setting.”