Moor House

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Moor House
Moorhouse, City of London.jpg
General information
Type Office
Location London Wall, London, EC3
United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°31′04″N 0°05′23″W / 51.5178°N 0.0896°W / 51.5178; -0.0896Coordinates: 51°31′04″N 0°05′23″W / 51.5178°N 0.0896°W / 51.5178; -0.0896
Completed 2004
Roof 84 metres (276 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 19
Floor area 322,833 sq ft (29,992.2 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Foster and Partners

Moor House is a large office building in the City of London.

It is located on the northern edge of the financial district and is one of the largest buildings in the area, standing 84 metres (276 ft) tall and with 29,000 square metres of floor space.

Completed in 2004, it was the first building to be designed for the forthcoming Crossrail, with a ventilation shaft to the station underneath the building. When built, it had the deepest foundations in London, which reach down 57 metres (187 ft) and are specifically designed to withstand further tunneling below it in the future. The building cost £182 million to construct and was designed by Sir Norman Foster.[1] Tenants include CLSA, Unicredit, Peel Hunt, TT International.


In April 1999 the building was involved in a dispute over whether it should be granted planning permission.[2]

Redevelopment of the area[edit]

A number of other large buildings are being planned on sites nearby. These include a 43-storey, 140-metre (460 ft) residential tower at Milton Court. A 90-metre (300 ft) office tower at Ropemaker Place is also being developed by British Land.

Nearest tube stations[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "L&G puts its name down for state of the art headquarters". The Telegraph. 7 January 2005. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Foster's curves upset the City". The Independent on Sunday. 25 April 1999. Retrieved 7 November 2010.