2 Kingdom Street

Two Kingdom Street forms part of the second phase of Paddington Central, a mixed–use development located on the goods yard site to the northwest of Paddington Station. The building is set between the elevated Westway to the north and, to the south, the quieter environment of Kingdom Street. This is a project of KPF Architecture.

2006 - 2010

Construction Cost
£ 105 million

Development Securities

Paddington London

Gross Floor Area
35 000 m²


A sequence of public spaces through the building links these two distinct environments. The main entrance, at the south–east corner, is oriented towards Sheldon Square. Here, a double height lobby opens diagonally to a full height atrium at the north–west corner, animated by scenic lifts and a large reflecting pool.

The compact building form is enclosed by different varieties of a dense curtain wall which articulates the elevations. The lobby and atrium glazing is contrasted with that of the offices. Daylighting to the office spaces is maximised with full height glazing panels shaded by projecting mullions.