Office block is the first in London to unveil a rooftop running track so fitness-obsessed employees can exercise at 230ft


Many bosses wonder how to motivate staff to go the extra mile and this building in London might have finally found the answer.

A new development in Old Street has unveiled a 150-metre rooftop running track on top of a 16-storey office tower.

The 230ft-high running facility at the White Collar Factory development is the highest in the capital.  

The two-lane track, designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, is marked out with a start sign and lanes. Runners will have to follow arrows on the track anti-clockwise to avoid bumping into each other.

Benjamin Lesser, development manager of the Old Street building's developer Derwent London, said: 'As far as we're aware this is the first in central London,' according to Metro. 

He added: 'The cladding on the outside of the building is extended up and that provides a screen so runners are protected from winds and the edge.' 


Runners will have to complete more than 10 laps of the track for a mile, while a full marathon would require 281 laps.


Many bosses wonder how to motivate staff to go the extra mile and this building in London might have finally found the answer
A new development in Old Street has unveiled a 150-metre rooftop running track on top of a 16-storey office tower
The new site is 293,000sq ft of six buildings comprising studios, incubator workplaces, apartments, restaurants and a rooftop running track and cafè, with panoramic city views


The new site is 293,000sq ft of six buildings comprising studios, incubator workplaces, apartments, restaurants and a rooftop running track and cafè, with panoramic city views


The 230ft-high running facility at the White Collar Factory development is the highest in the capital

The 230ft-high running facility at the White Collar Factory development is the highest in the capital


The two-lane track, designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, is marked out with a start sign and lanes

The two-lane track, designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, is marked out with a start sign and lanes


Runners will have to follow arrows on the track anti-clockwise to avoid bumping into each other

Runners will have to follow arrows on the track anti-clockwise to avoid bumping into each other


Benjamin Lesser, development manager of the Old Street building's developer Derwent London, said: 'As far as we're aware this is the first in central London'

Benjamin Lesser, development manager of the Old Street building's developer Derwent London, said: 'As far as we're aware this is the first in central London'


He added: 'The cladding on the outside of the building is extended up and that provides a screen so runners are protected from winds and the edge'

He added: 'The cladding on the outside of the building is extended up and that provides a screen so runners are protected from winds and the edge'


Runners will have to complete more than 10 laps of the track for a mile, while a full marathon would require 281 laps

Runners will have to complete more than 10 laps of the track for a mile, while a full marathon would require 281 laps


At the moment, the track is open to everyone who works in the building but if it gets too busy, they may have to make workers book a slot
Pictured, runners on the 16th floor running track of the White Collar Factory building which overlooks the City of London


Pictured, runners on the 16th floor running track of the White Collar Factory building which overlooks the City of London


People who volunteered to try out the track in their running gear, run along a stretch of the new 150 meter rooftop running track

People who volunteered to try out the track in their running gear, run along a stretch of the new 150 meter rooftop running track


The track is on the recently redeveloped 16-storey office tower of the White Collar Factory development in London


Harvey Day, Mail Online, September 2017