The Heron

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The Heron
The Heron
General information
Status Topped-out
Type Residential
Location Moor Lane, London, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°31′12″N 0°05′26″W / 51.519889°N 0.090573°W / 51.519889; -0.090573Coordinates: 51°31′12″N 0°05′26″W / 51.519889°N 0.090573°W / 51.519889; -0.090573
Construction started 2010
Completed 2013
Opening September 2013
Cost £89 million
Roof 112 m (367 ft)
Top floor 105 m (343 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 35 (+1 basement floor)[1]
Design and construction
Architect David Walker Architects
Structural engineer WSP Group
Main contractor Heron International, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the City of London

The Heron, also known as Milton Court, is a 36-storey residential skyscraper under construction in London. As of January 2013 the building has been topped out to its full height of 112 m (367 ft). It is being developed by Heron International.[2]

Construction on the building began in 2010 and was scheduled for completion in late 2013.[3] It is located near the Barbican residential estate within the City of London area, close to Barbican and Moorgate tube stations.

Designed by David Walker Architects,[4] the building was originally planned to be 140 m (460 ft) tall with 44 floors, but after criticism the height was scaled down to 112 m (367 ft) and 36 floors. Structural engineering on the project was completed by WSP Group.

The building's £89 million price tag was funded by Heron International and the City of London Corporation contributing a combined £75.5 million towards the development; the remaining £13.5 million was financed by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

The building is part of a wider redevelopment of Milton Court, to include a new teaching and performance centre for the Guildhall School. In the centre of the Heron there is an eight-storey high atrium. The building includes a 225-seat training theatre, a 625-seat concert hall and 284 apartments.

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  1. ^ (March 2013). "The Heron". Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  2. ^ (March 2013). "The Team". Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ (April 2013). "Inside Milton Court, The Barbican’s New Neighbour". Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Projects: Milton Court, Heron Building". David Walker Architects. 

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