building structures - mobile building structures - desktop

Building & Structures

The City of place-makers

The built environment of the City is truly unique: where the ancient and the modern co-exist to create something dynamic and memorable. In buildings and structures, we have two main teams where you can make an impact to be proud of.

City Surveyors

We have a rich and varied investment property portfolio and our City Surveyors Department’s role is to maximise its returns. This expert team is also here to achieve efficiencies in the asset management of our operational properties, while delivering major construction projects for both portfolios. In addition, our surveying professionals are also on hand to provide advice and services to the wider business and property communities in the Square Mile.

The Markets Team  team provides a vital link in the food supply chain for London and the South by operating three thriving wholesale food markets – Smithfield Wholesale Meat Market, Billingsgate Wholesale Fish Market, and New Spitalfields Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market. The Team is fundamental to the Co-location Programme.

The Markets Co-Location programme focuses on the re-locating of the City of London Corporation’s wholesale markets to a purpose-built facility which will deliver a transformative investment into the Dagenham Dock area and create a modern, sustainable food ecosystem. Within the Markets Co-location Programme, there is a dedicated team with workstreams in New Market & Design, Transport, Logistics & Operations, Parliamentary & Legal, Existing Sites & Disposal, Legacy & Engagement, Strategic Finance and Programme Management.

All in this department have a major strategic impact on the work and services of our organisation.


Built Environment

This renowned team plans and facilitates the capacity, connectivity and character for an innovative, resilient, attractive and successful future City. They are the leading lights ensuring the City’s infrastructure, connectivity, streets and buildings are fit for 21st century business and ready for whatever tomorrow throws at us.

Built Environment provides a coordinated service for activities affecting the City’s buildings and streets, including: town planning; all aspects of street works including public realm enhancements; supporting major events, street cleansing and building control. They lead the delivery of digital infrastructure and keep people moving in a safe environment.


City Bridge Foundation 

Our charity, City Bridge Foundation is governed by a single trustee, the City of London Corporation, represented by the City Bridge Foundation Board.

City Bridge Foundation, was set up around 900 years ago for the maintenance of the old London Bridge. Through bridge tolls, rents, bequests and charitable donations, along with sensible investment and management, the fund has grown over the years.

City Bridge Foundation is made up of a diverse and talented team of staff, doing jobs which vary from being a Welcome Host at Tower Bridge to a Data Analyst in the Funding Team.

Our work encompasses the management and maintenance our five bridges – Tower, London, Southwark, Millennium and Blackfriars bridges – but since 1995 we have also used surplus funds to award grants to charitable organisations across Greater London, led by our Funding Team, and a Social Investment Fund.

We also administer the City of London Corporation’s Philanthropy Strategy, Central Grants Unit and Corporate Volunteering Programme. Many staff also support the work of City Bridge Foundation with roles in administration, communications, governance, finance and more.

All vacancies at City Bridge Foundation and across the wider Bridge House Estates team are posted on City of London Corporation Jobs.


Tower Bridge 

Tower Bridge is part of City Bridge Foundation, whose sole trustee is the City of London Corporation.

Tower Bridge is London’s Defining Landmark. Built in 1894, it is to this day considered an engineering marvel and is one of the most famous and instantly-recognisable structures in the world.

Every day, the people at Tower Bridge transport visitors back to Victorian London – and you could join them. Become part of the team and you’ll help Londoners and visitors from further afield discover the stories behind the engineering, the people, the architecture and the City that built Tower Bridge.

You’ll help tell the story of the City’s defining landmark from the very beginning, guiding visitors as they uncover the history of the world’s most famous bridge. And you’ll immerse them in the architecture and engineering, then help them watch city life unfold in dramatic panorama from bridge’s high-level walkways and glass floors.

The Towers, Walkways, Glass Floors and Engine Rooms form a unique visitor attraction that draw up to a million visitors a year to see the views and explore the Bridge from the inside.

Whether a Bridge Driver in our Technical Team, a Welcome Host providing world-class service, or in our Education Team delivering School sessions, Tower Bridge is an exciting place to work. Our teams help keep the Bridge in vital working order and share the history and stories of this incredible landmark.

We’re committed to creating an environment where everyone feels they belong, a place of fairness and equity; and to be an organisation that reflects the diversity of our community.

All vacancies at Tower Bridge are posted on Tower Bridge’s career and on City of London Corporation Jobs.