London Wall Place tops out
Make’s London Wall Place project topped out on Friday. A ceremony set to a mesmerising panoramic City backdrop at London Wall Place included speeches from George Assimakopoulos and Phil Clarke of Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe, Martin Jepson of Brookfield Property Partners and Paul Brundage of Oxford Properties.
The scheme – which includes two major stand-alone office buildings, 45,000ft2 of public realm, a series of retail units and a new City of London highwalk network – is due to complete by mid-2017, with fit-out by the main tenant, Schroders, well under way.
At the heart of the scheme is a major new public realm provision focused around part of the Roman City Wall and the remains of a listed 12th-century hospital for the blind. The landscaping consists of a series of squares, vertical gardens and a 50m-long water feature, and will form a new address for not only the two new buildings but also the recently refurbished and reoriented Salters’ Hall, a listed Basil Spence design.