The Site

The site at 120 Fleet Street is made up of two existing buildings – the Daily Express Building and River Court.

The Daily Express Building was built in 1932 as the headquarters of the Daily Express. The iconic Art Deco building on Fleet Street is one of London’s first glass curtain-wall constructions.

In 1972, the building was granted Grade II* listed status due to its outstanding design and historic association with the newspaper industry.

River Court is a large commercial building that was developed in the late 1990s and is attached to the Daily Express Building. The building was designed as a single-occupant building, is inflexible and does not present an active street frontage.

Planning History

In early 2021, we engaged with the local area on our proposals to redevelop River Court and refurbish The Daily Express Building to provide new commercial and cultural uses alongside new, world class office workspace. To view further details of our approved scheme for 120 Fleet Street, please see here.

We are pleased that the City of London granted permission for our proposals in November 2021. As a result, we are now progressing with the construction of our approved scheme.


Below you will find an indicative timeline summarising the key milestones for our project:

Q1 2021

Engagement with local area on proposals for 120 Fleet Street

November 2021

Planning application approved by the Planning & Transportation Committee of the City of London Corporation

Q1 2022

Erith appointed and enabling works begin

Q2 2022

Demolition work begins on-site

Late Q1 2023

Construction and main works start on site (main contractor to be appointed).

Q1 2026

Practical competition

Approved Proposals