The Heron

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The Heron
The Heron Milton Court (geograph 3216844).jpg
The Heron
General information
LocationLondon, EC2
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°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 started2010
OpeningSeptember 2013
Cost£89 million
Roof112 m (367 ft)
Top floor105 m (343 ft)
Technical details
Floor count35 (+1 basement floor)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectDavid Walker Architects
Structural engineerWSP Group
Main contractorHeron International, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the City of London

The Heron, also known as Milton Court, is a 36-storey residential skyscraper in London, United Kingdom. The building was developed by Heron International.[2]

Construction on the building began in 2010 and was completed in September 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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