EBRD headquarters

EBRD headquarters London
EBRD London headquarters

The EBRD headquarters building is located in the heart of London's financial district.

The address is:

EBRD
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom

Tel: 0207 338 6000

 

Exchange Square is a pedestrian area. The EBRD headquarters at One Exchange Square can be reached on foot by the marked pedestrian routes.

Accessibility

The recommended taxi drop off points are on Appold Street and Primrose Street. Lifts are available from street level to Exchange Square from both points. Access to Exchange Square is also possible via a ramp from Bishopsgate.

The closest step-free public transport options are Liverpool Street or Shoreditch High Street (visit the TFL website for more information). 

Access to our main reception from the square is via a lift located inside the large green arch (behind the large bronze statue of the Broadgate Venus). Please note the 175 Bishopsgate entrance is not fully accessible.

Where we are

The EBRD's headquarters are at One Exchange Square in the City of London. The Exchange Square area - a modern, mainly-pedestrianised development beside and above the railway approaches into Liverpool Station - was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Queen in November 1991.

The EBRD moved into its present Exchange Square headquarters  in 1992. Its twelve-storey building is light and open inside, blending modern architecture and classical proportions. Its innovative design means it is easily maintained and meets energy-saving requirements. And its location in the City and its transport links are important for our business and for staff and visitors.

Many VIPs from the countries where we invest have visited our London Headquarters since 1992.

Background

At its inauguration in April 1991, the EBRD spent many months searching for a permanent headquarters building. It was essential to find a base in keeping with the Bank’s image: modern, forward-looking, efficient. It had to be sufficiently large and flexible to allow for expansion and space planning over several years. It had to satisfy the commuting needs of the staff and hold the potential of becoming an exciting and attractive place to work.

Before moving into One Exchange Square in 1992, the EBRD was temporarily located at 6 Broadgate (August 1990-February 1991) and then 122 Leadenhall, which was badly damaged in April 1992  by a bomb at the Baltic Exchange in St Mary Axe.

Art

The EBRD's headquarters houses several art works in keeping with our international character. Outside the Board Room stands a wooden articulated winged horse created by Christian Renonciat. This and other works are tributes to Leonardo da Vinci and Nicolas Copernicus.  A large metal sphere in the Bishopsgate reception area symbolises a world without frontiers.

Resident Offices

Since its earliest days the EBRD has extended its direct presence in the countries where its projects are located. It has opened Resident Offices in most of the countries where we invest.

Increasingly staff from EBRD headquarters in London have moved to these country offices, while new staff have also been recruited locally.