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  • This and the attached low-rise tower are the last phases of the Broadgate Centre before it gets rebuilt.
  • Design work on a building for this site originally began in 1991 and went through numerous options before settling for a tower.
  • Broadgate Tower has been constructed on a raft weighing 6,000 tonnes over the rail tracks that run above it to Liverpool Street Station. This means there is a requirement to distribute the weight of the tower, and hence no concrete core.
  • The a-frames that express the structure are one of the by-products of the lack of a central core with the outside of the building providing structural strength, clearly shown off in front of the glass and steel cladding.
  • There is 14,000 tonnes of steel used, 877 steps in the staircases, 40,000 square metres of glass cladding which is the equivalent of 154 tennis courts, and the view from the top stretches for 45 kilometres.
  • The diagonal cross bracing references various other famous SOM buildings in Chicago such as the Hancock Tower.
  • The lift supplier for the building is the Finnish company Kone which has installed the first double decker lifts to be used in the U.K adding great efficiency to the vertical transportation employed within the building.

News Articles

15-04-2010 > Twin Peaks Challenge

13-02-2007 > 201 Bishopsgate Pre Let

12-10-2006 > Broadgate Tower Could Get Tall Neighbour

23-09-2005 > Quick Start Expected For Broadgate Tower

27-07-2005 > City Approves British Land Broadgate Project

04-03-2005 > Broadgate Tower For Spec Build

22-02-2005 > 201 Bishopsgate Makeover

22-12-2003 > British Land Plan City Building Spree

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Architect
Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Developer
British Land
Lift Supplier
KONE
Main Contractor
Bovis Lend Lease
Planning Consultant
DP9
Quantity Surveyor
Davis Langdon LLP
Services Engineer
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Structural Engineer
Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Reference Data

Reference No.
1639
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
05-09-2013
 

Building Location

Address
201 Bishopsgate, Broadgate, London. EC2
Estate
Broadgate
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
2005
Construction start date
2005
Completion date
2008

Roof Height (AOD)
178.40
Roof Height (AGL)
164.30

Broadgate Tower

Total Floors (O.G)
35
Plant Floors
1
Total Floors (U.G)
2

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq m)
37,000.00

Construction Cost
£191,000,000.00
Budget Date
2008

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