5 Broadgate in London officially tops out (UK)

The new 5 Broadgate development, currently under construction for Swiss Bank UBS, has officially ‘topped-out’ in a ceremony earlier this week. The building, which forms part of the Broadgate Estate, was designed by international architectural practice Make, and will provide 700,000 ft² (approx. 65,032 m²) of Grade ‘A' office space over twelve floors. The new building will allow UBS to consolidate its London trading operations into one building.

It will also meet the highest standards of sustainability in terms of energy performance, responsible specification and procurement of materials, and the provision of facilities to support sustainable employee behavior.

Construction, which is being managed by Mace, commenced in March 2012 and final completion is scheduled for Spring 2015. Over 5,000 jobs have been created during construction.

5 Broadgate sits at the heart of the Broadgate; a 30 acre fully managed estate in the heart of the City. Since opening, the estate has been progressively developed and now includes 16 separate buildings covering 4.0 million ft² (approx. 371,612 m²) with a further 710,000 ft² (approx. 65,961 m²) under development. The office buildings are set around four landscaped squares each providing an attractive working environment enhanced by restaurants, pubs, shops and health clubs. Due to its excellent location - it has been built around Liverpool Street station, the City's main transport hub - Broadgate has become a dynamic and thriving business community. With over 30,000 workers, it is home to some of the world's biggest corporations and top professional practices.

Source: British Land

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