|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Client||The 100 Bishopsgate Partnership|
|Roof||172 metres (564 ft)|
|Floor area||73,000 square metres (785,800 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Allies and Morrison Woods Bagot|
|Structural engineer||Robert Bird Group|
|Main contractor||Brookfield Multiplex|
100 Bishopsgate is a 40-storey skyscraper approved for construction in London. It will stand in a prominent location on Bishopsgate, in the City of London financial district, and a short distance from Liverpool Street station.
Planning and design
A planning application was submitted by Great Portland Estates in September 2006 for the redevelopment of a site located at 61 St. Mary Axe, 80-86 Bishopsgate, 88-90 Bishopsgate, 12-20 Camomile Street, 15-16 St Helen's Place and 33-35 St Mary Axe (north elevation only). The scheme proposed a mixed-used development made up of three buildings (39, 7 and 7 stories) comprising office and retail uses along with a library and Livery Hall.
The application was approved on 28 May 2008. In July 2011 it was given a height increase of 7 m, taking the overall height to 172 m.
The lower part of the tower splays out on one side giving it the appearance of twisting slightly. This reduces the wind currents that are experienced by pedestrians by absorbing them. This is further reinforced by the treatment to the lower façades. The top of the tower is designed to reach the shoulder of Tower 42.
The building will contain 785,772 square feet (73,000 m2) of office floorspace. It will stand on the other side of Camomile Street to the City's tallest building, Heron Tower. 100 Bishopsgate is one of several new skyscrapers under construction in the City, others include the Pinnacle and the Leadenhall Building.
The demolition of the buildings formerly on the site were commenced in May 2011 was completed in late 2011.
Ownerships and status
The development is a joint-venture between Brookfield Properties and Great Portland Estates. In April 2010 Brookfield paid £43m for a 50% stake in the project. In October 2012 Great Portland Estates sold 37.5% of its 50% interest to Brookfield for £47.2 million leaving it with a 12.5% interest.
The building is waiting to secure a pre-let in order to initiate construction.
- 99 Bishopsgate
- City of London#Landmarks
- 30 St Mary Axe
- List of tallest buildings and structures in London
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