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Amazon to Occupy Stalled Foster Scheme

Amazon to Occupy Stalled Foster Scheme
Amazon to Occupy Stalled Foster Scheme, © Foster + Partners with Brookfield
© Foster + Partners with Brookfield

Amazon has confirmed plans to move more than 5,000 of its London employees into a Foster + Partners-designed office building planned for Shoreditch High Street. On hold since January 2012, the £290 million mixed-use scheme will compete with Amazon’s Farringdon office to serve as the online retailer’s new UK headquarters.

Dubbed “Principal Place,” the 15-story scheme will provide more than 600,000 square feet of office space and over 20,000 square feet of commercial space. Roof terraces, cafes and a half acre public piazza will be project’s main attractions.

It will be located at Liverpool Street and Spitalfields, behind a 50-story Foster-designed residential tower that, as BD reports, will be launched to the public by Brookfield later this month.

© Foster + Partners with Brookfield
© Foster + Partners with Brookfield
© Foster + Partners with Brookfield
© Foster + Partners with Brookfield

Reference: Principal Place, Brookfield, BDOnline

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Amazon to Occupy Stalled Foster Scheme" 12 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/547893/amazon-to-occupy-stalled-foster-scheme/> ISSN 0719-8884
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