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The Top Line

236,239 sq. ft.
BREEAM - Very Good

37 North Wharf Road
London W21AF

The Point

Marking the gateway of Paddington Basin, The Point is a striking office building located in one of London’s most thriving hubs. Designed by Sir Terry Farrell and completed in 2003, the elegant, modern design is inspired by a ship's prow and follows the curvature of the historic Grand Union Canal directly adjacent.

Stone plinths and glazed curtain walls with glazed aluminum window systems comprise the façade, where the full-height glazing and a vast 10-story internal glass atrium allow natural light to flood the space. This also affords expansive views to Paddington Station just across the canal as well as to the West End, especially on the 7th floor tenant-only wraparound balcony. The interior provides 236,239 sq. ft (21,948 sq. m) of outstanding Grade A office accommodation, arranged over lower ground, ground, and nine upper floors. Typical floor plates of up to 23,000 sq. ft (2,137 sq. m) are easily divisible.

The Point has eight passenger lifts, two of which operate within the atrium. A significant light well follows the edge of the building, ensuring a superior lower ground level that includes a well-equipped staff restaurant and café. 21 car parking spaces and the loading bay encompass a double-height basement, accessed via an HGV lift and car lift. The building has a 'D' (79) energy performance rating, and was awarded a BREEAM rating of "Very Good" upon completion of construction. The property has also achieved Wired Certification at the Gold level.

Vibrant and accessible, Paddington’s importance as a key commercial and residential district (in the northwest of London’s West End) continues to attract high profile and multi-national tenants. Since 2000, Paddington has undergone a transformation beyond recognition, with the bulk of activity taking place in Paddington Basin, right where The Point is situated, as well as Paddington Central. With further ambitious mixed-use developments spurring the area's continued regeneration, Paddington's allure and desirability will only be amplified.

Key Details

  • 10-story glass atrium
  • Abundant natural light throughout
  • On-site amenities, dining options and parking facility
  • 200m from Paddington Station, which is set to accommodate Crossrail
  • Grade “A” office specifications
  • Beautiful views of Paddington and the West End of London
  • Ongoing transport infrastructure improvements in the immediate vicinity
  • Gold-level Wired Certification


The building has a 'D' (79) energy performance rating, and was awarded a BREEAM rating of "Very Good" upon completion in 2003.

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