Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Mitsubishi unveils plans for 40-Storey tower in the center of London (UK)
Mitsubishi Estate London ltd is to submit a planning application to the City of London Corporation for a 40-storey office tower at the heart of the city.
Situated in London’s eastern cluster of tall buildings, the redevelopment of 6-8 Bishopsgate, EC2 and 150 Leadenhall Street, EC3 is rated as one of the most prized sites in the Square Mile. Given its central location, city agents predict it will have strong appeal for both insurance and financial tenants.
Mitsubishi Estate, Japan’s leading developer is seeking to bring forward the comprehensive regeneration of the site. The proposals provide 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.
The 71,501 m² building is designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, and comprises a series of stacked blocks responding to its urban context. 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.
Mr Naoki Umeda, managing director and CEO of Mitsubishi Estate London said: “The submission of this application represents Mitsubishi Estate’s confidence in the City of London’s long term growth prospects as a world financial centre, and its attractiveness for blue chip companies. We look forward to enhancing the offer of the City further by delivering a striking landmark building on this fantastic location, which bridges London’s financial and insurance districts”.