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Brookfield Multiplex cleared to start £450m Bishopsgate tower

9 Dec 15 Construction of a 64-storey tower at 22 Bishopsgate in the City of London has been signed off by the Mayor of London.

22 Bishopsgate will be the tallest building in the City
22 Bishopsgate will be the tallest building in the City

This is the final approval process for the project after the Corporation of the City of London gave planning permission last month.

Brookfield Multiplex will begin construction in the first quarter of 2016 under a £450m contract and is expected to complete in 2019. At 278 metres high, the new building will (doubtless temporarily) be the tallest in the Square Mile, though not as tall as the Shard across the river at London Bridge. Both buildings are engineered by WSP.

It is being built in the place of the partially constructed Pinnacle tower, which was abandoned in 2012 after seven storeys as a result of the economic downturn.

The project team

  • Lipton Rogers – Developer
  • Brookfield Multiplex – Contractor
  • PLP Architecture – Architect
  • WSP – Engineer (multi-discipline)
  • The Vertical Transportation Studio – Vertical transportation
  • West 8 – Landscape
  • Alinea – Cost consultant
  • Aecom – Environmental consultant and employer’s agent
  • DP9 – Planning consultant
  • GIA – Rights of light and party wall
  • Emmer Pfenninger Partners AG – Façade
  • Wilson James – Logistics
  • RWDI – Wind
  • Space Syntax – Pedestrian flow
  • Prof. Robert Tavernor Consultancy – Townscape assessment
  • Hayes Davidson – Visualisation
  • Miller Hare – Townscape visualisation
  • Wolff Olins – Branding
  • FTI Consulting – Public relations
  • Despina Katsikakis – Workplace fit-out curator
  • Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will – Space planner
  • Edge – Space planner

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