• 30 Finsbury Square, London
  • 30 Finsbury Square, London
  • 30 Finsbury Square, London

30 Finsbury Square

Eric Parry Architects was appointed by Scottish Widows to develop and achieve planning approval for a new office development in this prestigious square.The project is in a Conservation Area and required the demolition of a locally listed 1920s structure. The project team carefully considered the conservation issues and design, with public consultations with the local authority and local forum groups.

The building has won an RIBA award, AIA/UK Design Excellence Award, a commendation from the British Council for Offices, and was shortlisted for the 2003 Stirling Prize.


“If there is one office building that has spawned imitators, it is the heavy, stately façade of Eric Parry’s 30 Finsbury Square office in the City of London, a triumph in claiming a civic aspiration for a commercial building. It takes its place as the best building of any era on Finsbury Square.”
Kieran Long, The Architects’ Journal



  • Project name: 30 Finsbury Square
  • Client: Scottish Widows plc
  • Location: London
  • Completion Date: 2002


  • RIBA London Award - Winner (2003)
  • Stirling Prize - Shortlisted (2003)
  • British Council of Offices Awards - Winner (2003)
  • British Construction Industry Awards - Winner (2003)
  • American Institute of Architects, UK London - Winner (2003)