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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 8 Bleeding Heart Yard

Edwardian-inspired green

In the centre of Farringdon, nestled between the grand edifices of theatre-land and the sleek curves of the financial district, a cobbled courtyard steeped in history. 8 Bleeding Heart Yard – once featured in the writing of Dickens – today boasts resurrected Edwardian façades.


🏢Building Details

  • 35,566 sq. ft., across 8 floors

  • Mixed-use project, completed 2022

  • Comprehensive restoration + extension of 1970s Edwardian-inspired building

👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor

✍️Architects & Engineers


  • EPC A rating = rare feat for a refurb

  • Majority of existing structure retained

  • Employed Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) to create 2 new upper floors with beautiful, vaulted ceilings

  • Historically inspired bronze mesh façade + new windows authentic to the period – reinstate Greville Street’s original Edwardian architectural details, while complementing surrounding Hatton Garden Conservation Area

🥦 Wellbeing

  • Existing lightwell infilled and repurposed to provide cycle storage + changing facilities for the building’s occupants

  • Interior design that feels both classic + contemporary: warm, highly functional spaces provide enriching environment, encouraging diverse thinking

  • Airy office spaces combined with neutral, earthy tones, natural stone + wood textures throughout

  • Retail and restaurant use incorporated on lower floors adding vibrant curb appeal

  • Rooftop terrace with expansive City views

🎈Bonus feature

In keeping with the historical character of nearby Hatton Garden as a centre of fine jewellery, the building will also incorporate a dedicated 1,486 sq. ft. affordable workspace for the craft.

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