Kings Place

  • First new concert hall in London for 25 years.
  • British Council of Offices' 'Best of the Best' award 2009.
  • Recital hall floats on rubber pads to protect it from outside noise.

Kings Place is an inner-city development combining award-winning offices with exceptional concert and gallery facilities and public space.

The building was named the UK’s ‘Best of the Best’ 2009 by the British Council of Offices (BCO), with judges stating that it had “rewritten the book on how commercial property can integrate with the life of a city”.

The building comprises seven floors of large open-plan offices, a stunning 420-seat recital and rehearsal hall, public spaces, art galleries, and a café, restaurant and bar. The first new concert hall built in London for 25 years, Kings Place is home to the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the London Sinfonietta.

Kings Place shows how well Arup’s wide-ranging specialists can join forces in the realisation of a sustainable, mixed-use building that contributes positively to the regeneration of an urban area.


  • Exterior of Kings Place, showing building and canal. Credit Keith Paisley.Open gallery

    Kings Place has "rewritten the book on how commercial property can integrate with the life of a city".

  • Interior of Kings Place, showing view from stage and grand piano. Credit Keith Pasley/Spring House Design Associates.Open gallery

    Kings Place is London's first new concert hall for 25 years.