The Ray, Farringdon - EH Smith

The Ray, Farringdon


The new UK Headquarters for LinkedIn on Farringdon Road in London was designed by AHMM and built by McLaren Construction with precast brickwork by Decomo.

Four different brick bond types have been chosen for the facades: Flemish bond and English bond, which have been informed by the older buildings in the surrounding area; stretcher bond, reflecting the more recent ones; and the inclusion of stacked headers, a contemporary addition to the palette.

The stacked headers are provided at ground floor, English bond to first and second floors, Flemish bond to third and fourth floors, and stretcher bond to fifth, sixth and seventh floors, including the use of glazed bricks at the sixth and seventh floors. A number of brick colours are used within each of the defined areas, emphasising the bond types.

EH Smith worked with the architects to select and supply a suitable range of facing bricks to achieve that vision.

Location: London

Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)

Contractors: McLaren Construction