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New Library for Rothchild's Headquarters in the square mile of London
Robert Thompson's recently completed one of its most prestigious and secular commissions of recent times to provide bespoke bookcases and furniture for the Archive at the new headquarters of NM Rothschild & Sons in the City of London.
The commission is particularly exciting as it places the company's work at the heart of a striking new building, which is destined to become a landmark in the City. Whilst the architecture is impressively modern, the location at New Court on St Swithin's Lane is steeped in history, having been the base for the Rothschild business for over 200 years, since Nathan Rothschild first arrived in London in 1809. This is the fourth iteration of Rothschild's London headquarters to occupy this site.
The Archive bookcase comprises of timber from 20 oak trees and took 5,500 hours to produce. Installation at New Court took 1,000 hours.
The Mouseman Reading Room is featured in this RIBA Stirling shortlist 2012 video: