Gibson Thornley have submitted a planning application for the remodelling and extension of an existing office building on Cowcross Street, in the heart of Farringdon. Whilst the proposals retain the existing concrete frame the facade is entirely remade. The new ground level connects directly with the pavement, creating a better, more animated frontage. The passageway leading to the rear courtyard is enlivened to create a welcoming entrance. Each floorplate is remodelled creating a better connection between the front and rear portions of the building. A new fourth and fifth floor are created with access to extensive external terraces.