Plantation Place

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Plantation Place
Plantation Place from Eastcheap, London - Sept 2007.jpg
Plantation Place and neighbouring church St Margaret Pattens
General information
Location London, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°30′40″N 0°04′57″W / 51.5112°N 0.0824°W / 51.5112; -0.0824Coordinates: 51°30′40″N 0°04′57″W / 51.5112°N 0.0824°W / 51.5112; -0.0824
Completed 2004
Opening 2004; 10 years ago (2004)
Height
Roof 68 m (223 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 16 (14 above ground)

Plantation Place is one of the largest office developments in the City of London, the primary financial district of London,[1] taking its name from a previous Plantation House, once the world's recognised centre of the tea trade.

Its anchor tenant is Accenture but it is also the current headquarters of a number of other consultancy firms, banks and insurance companies, including QBE Insurance, Wells Fargo, RSA and Munich Re.[2] The building occupies almost an entire block of approximately 10,200 sq m, bordered by Fenchurch Street to the north, Mincing Lane to the east, and Rood Lane to the west. It is bounded to the south by its sister building Plantation Place South, which has its main entrance on Great Tower Street. On the other side of Rood Lane the skyscraper 20 Fenchurch Street is under construction, due for completion in April 2014.

The previous building on the site was Plantation House (built in 1935) and served the commodities markets, especially for tea and rubber.[3] It was the home of the London Metal Exchange until 1994.[4]

Constructed in 2004, Plantation Place is 68 m high and was built on the remains of the old Roman colony of Londinium, burned down by Boudica in AD 60. A hoard of gold coins from the 2nd century were found on the site.

The complex contains almost 3,000 sq m of roof gardens, offering views of London's skyline. In September 2004, these roof gardens were made open to the public as part of the Open House London weekend.

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