Mitsubishi Estate gets green light for London tower (UK)

Mitsubishi Estate London has received planning permission from the City Of London Corporation for a 40-storey office tower set among the City’s ‘Eastern Cluster’ of tall buildings.


Japan’s leading developer Mitsubishi Estate plans an office-led, mixed-use tower with flexible retail use at ground and mezzanine floor levels and a public access viewing gallery at level 40.


Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects the 71,510 (GEA) m² building comprises a series of stacked blocks. The higher up the tower, the narrower these volumes become, reducing in size to produce a slender tower form.


The redevelopment of 6-8 Bishopsgate, EC2 and 150 Leadenhall Street, EC3 a key nexus site, will have strong appeal for both financial and insurance tenants according to City agents.


The proposed building has been conceived to be an exemplar in urban office design and will include some of the highest sustainability and low energy features. The scheme will exceed the threshold for the BREEAM NC 2014 ‘Excellent’ rating.


Gerald Eve advised on planning. Arup is the structural and services engineer and Alinea is the cost consultant.


Source: Mitsubishi Estate

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