Plans go in for City of London’s tallest tower

Grant Prior 2 years ago
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A planning application has been lodged with the City of London Corporation to build the tallest skyscraper in the Square Mile.

The tower will be the tallest in the City of London

Designs from Eric Parry architects plan the demolition of the headquarters of insurance giant Aviva to make way a 73-storey twoer at 1 Undershaft.

It will rise to 309.6m – putting it level with the Shard’s tallest steelwork point in London Bridge.

Singapore-based developers Aroland Holdings commissioned architect Eric Parry to work up a design for the site which has now been submitted for planning approval.

The 90,000 sq m building would be able to accommodate 10,000 people and boast a viewing platform higher than that of the Shard, and London’s highest public sky restaurant.

It would stand 28m higher than the replacement tower for the Pinnacle scheme at 22 Bishopsgate.

A conceptual design by Avery Associates for the previous owner of the 1 Undershaft site proposed an angular sloping sided glass tower peaking at 270m and prompted one contractor to dub the building “The Fang”.

The new design is for a more conventional office tower block with distinctive visible structural cross bracing.

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