Ten Trinity Square London is set to become the place for those who require the privileges of gracious living in the world’s greatest financial and business centre. No other address compares.
The Grade II* Listed building is next to the Tower of London UNESCO World Heritage Site, a location of great significance on the edge of the City of London, where culture and history meet business and finance.
Ten Trinity Square borders on the City of London. Close by are some of its great institutions, including the Royal Exchange and Lloyd’s of London.
Unique shopping is provided by the covered Leadenhall Market, which dates back to the 14th century.
To the west are St Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s imposing masterpiece, and Monument, where the 17th-century Fire of London began.
Also within the famous Square Mile are the Bank of England, Guildhall, home of the City of London Corporation, the major retail and merchant banks and the London Stock Exchange.
Looking south over the Tower of London are Tower Bridge and the Thames, classic symbols of the capital. Just down river is the St Katharine Docks marina, with berths for yachts and cruisers.
Further eastwards is Canary Wharf with City Airport and the new Royal Albert Dock business hub beyond.
Across Tower Bridge is the London Assembly building, home of the Mayor of London. Up river are London Bridge and the Shard, Tate Modern and the rebuilt Shakespeare’s Globe. Beyond are the National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall facing Westminster and the Houses of Parliament.
Ten Trinity Square was the work of architect Sir Edwin Cooper. His vision was for a design that reflected London’s world-wide trade ties, and was in keeping with the classical traditions of European architecture.
The building has the finest of pedigrees. As the Port of London Authority headquarters, it was symbolic of the part of London that served the fortunes of the whole country as a hub of world trade.
It was here that the reception was held for the inaugural meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1946.
Cooper adopted the neo-classical architectural style of the Parisian Beaux-Arts, designing soaring Corinthian columns, a great portico and a glass-covered central rotunda that emulated the dome of nearby St Paul’s Cathedral.
The finest materials are used, including Portland stone, Italian Subiaco marble, walnut for carving and exquisite ornamental plasterwork.
In the building’s great tower, a monumental sculpture of Father Thames points towards the east standing astride an anchor. Other statues represent Exportation, Agriculture, Husbandry and Produce, as the building pays homage to the trade between nations.
The whole building is being refurbished to 21st century standards of excellence and luxury. Its sumptuous classical meeting rooms are being restored to provide facilities of the Club.