- Location London, UK
- Status Planning approved
- Service Architecture
- Sector Workplace
- Area 40,000m²/430,500ft²
- Client Brookfield Properties
This new tower is bringing 40,000m² of office accommodation, a free public terrace and ground floor retail to an important corner in the City of London. The 35-storey building will reside next to the Grade II*-listed Leadenhall Market, on the site of the ancient Roman Forum, an area home to several important City structures, including the Lloyd’s building and medieval churches St Michael Cornhill and St Peter upon Cornhill.
Our design embraces the heritage of this unique setting, and complements the surrounding architecture in scale, proportion and materials. The 4-storey masonry ‘street block’ reflects characteristics of similarly sized neighbouring buildings, while the three elegant ‘blades’ atop it stagger in response to the City Cluster to the north and the lower-rise buildings to the south.
At ground floor is a double-height reception on Leadenhall and retail space along Gracechurch Street, with a colonnade wrapping around both sides. Our design also enhances the pedestrian environment, with widened and resurfaced pavements and a pedestrianised Whittington Street – one of the main approaches to Leadenhall Market.
The fourth-floor public terrace will reveal significant new views of the City’s historic architecture, from the 19th-century ironwork of the market’s rooftop to the spires of St Michael's.
We are delighted to have a unanimous resolution to grant planning from the City of London. 1 Leadenhall is a carefully considered design that will complement the architecture of the surrounding buildings.
A new 35-storey tower for the City of London providing substantial office and retail provision.