The Heron

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The Heron
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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
Height
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
Website
http://theheron.co.uk

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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References[edit]

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

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