An iconic piece of modern history: Welcome to The Northcliffe

Nestled in between the Fleet Street, Whitefriars and Chancery Lane conservation areas, the iconic Northcliffe building is a modern Grade II listed gem.

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Once the renowned home of the Daily Mail newspaper, this 7-storey building has been fully reimagined in a CAT A+ internal and external refurbishment.

The famed building has been restored to its former glory, retaining its original art deco look and feel but with a modern twist to introduce new features to the space; including:

  • A two-storey extension to Levels 5 and 6 creating additional B1 office floor space
  • Newly glazed atrium with glass roof and floor plate projection boxes
  • Picturesque, landscaped roof terraces
  • Full lift replacement including a full scenic bank facing into the atrium
  • Relocation of the entrance to the Tudor Street elevation
  • Provision of high spec showers and changing rooms alongside cycle parking at basement level, including dedicated cycle lifts
  • A brand new reception with bespoke joinery desking and soft furnishings
  • Art deco lift lobby areas, which retain the look and feel of the original building features
  • High specification W/C fit out throughout

Designed to retain the ‘urban factory’ aesthetic of its previous printing press tenant, the interior works showcase exposed services, columns and features, painted beams, and crittall windows from the retained façade which are mirrored on the building’s extension.

The Northcliffe

“The Northcliffe is the perfect blend of old and new,” says ISG project director, Scott Knibb, “the intertwining of modern facilities with the regal feel of the original grade II listed features makes it a unique space for its city surroundings.”

The Northcliffe is fully equipped for multi-tenanted use with the introduction of an additional lettable floor area. But the true pièce de resistance lies within the office’s new feature terrace.

Senior project manager on the job, Kevin George, comments: “The terrace is what truly makes the space stand out. We added an additional extension to the building’s tiered floors to aid scope for an extended outdoor space, to bring more vibrant greenery to this part of the city.”

And its contemporary selling points don’t end there.

The relocation of the main entrance to the centre of the building allows the ground floor to become a space for future catering provision, with scope for lettable retail space.

Alongside this, the introduction of plush soft furnishings, long marble tables and smaller equipped workstations – encapsulated in open plan format – gives the impression of a luxury ‘boutique hotel” lounge space.

ISG design manager Valeria Ricciolino worked closely with the project’s architects to breathe new life into the building: “We were set a challenge with such an iconic building to bring something fresh to the space, so we’ve had to completely strip it back and rework it. It’s been a true team effort, but we’re overwhelmed with the result.”

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