Green light for London’s 22 Bishopsgate tower

Aaron Morby 6 years ago
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London’s city planners have backed plans for a 62-storey tower to rise from the stump of the abandoned Pinnacle scheme at 22 Bishopsgate.

The 1.3m sq ft skyscraper, which is to be built by Brookfield Multiplex, will fill an obvious gap at the centre of the City’s cluster of tall buildings.

Other firms being teed-up for key packages on the £500m construction job include steelwork contractor William Hare, and Carey’s for key concrete packages.

Under the submitted programme concrete core work will resume in March next year after the existing core stump has been removed.

Work stopped in 2012 on the previous Pinnacle building scheme with only the foundations, basements and the lift core up to level nine having been completed.

Of the existing structure, the foundations and basements will be retained, helping minimise the disruption from the new proposal, although new piles will be drilled to support the new building layout.

Construction will involve an off-site consolidated delivery centre to minimise vehicle movements to the site – reducing pollution, improving security and diminishing the number of cyclist accidents with HGVs.

Supplies to and waste from the building will be delivered to a consolidation centre outside central London and energy efficient vehicles will then make far fewer deliveries to the site outside peak pedestrian movement and rush hour times.

22 Bishopsgate

View of City’s future skyline topped out with 22 Bishopsgate skyscraper and several new towers now under construction.

Developers AXA Real Estate and Lipton Rogers are behind the plans drawn up by architect PLP for the 278m building – 10m lower than the previously approved consent.

22 Bishopsgate construction team

Access: Peter Connell Associates
Architect: PLP Architecture
CDM: PLP Architecture
Construction advice: Brookfield Multiplex
Concrete: Careys
Cost Management, Areas, BBD: Alinea
District Surveyor: City of London
Employer’s Representative/ Employer’s Agent: Aecom
Façade Access and Maintenance: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Façade Engineers: Emmer Pfenninger Partners AG
Façade Advice: Josef Gartner
Fire: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Logistics: Wilson James
MEP: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Steelwork: William Hare
Structure: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Sustainability: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Transport: WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Vertical Transportation: VT Studio
Well (Delos): Arup

At the top of the building will be a double-height public viewing gallery, which will have dedicated lifts, be free to the public and sit alongside a two-storey public restaurant and bar.

22 Bishopsgate

It will be the first building in London to adopt the new Delos WELL Building Standard.  The Delos standard is the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness and assesses people using the building to measure, certify and monitor features that impact health and wellbeing.

The plans include a conference centre, cafés, food outlets, medical centre, library, wellness suite, and specialised sports facilities.

22 Bishopsgate is designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and a 25% carbon saving compared to the previous scheme, partly due to the triple glazed ultra-efficient façade.

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