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20 Fenchurch Street Also known as The Walkie Talkie

 

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  • The top heavy massing comes from the idea that rental income can be maximised by having bigger top floors that command more rent. This should make the tower more profitable than typical.
  • The tower is clad with double and triple glazed panelised aluminum cladding.
  • Thanks to the structural shape of the building, and in particular the stresses placed by it on the southern face, 20 Fenchurch Street is designed to stay rigid to within 60mm on the top floor.
  • The south facade is externally ventilated to improve the efficiency of the building and reduce solar gain whilst the east and west sides have extensive solar shading within their cladding.
  • The roof garden is stepped over a number of levels to contain the plant machinery of the tower within them whilst allowing access to the very top of the tower at the same time.
  • Following criticism about the height and impact on the views of St Pauls Cathedral the design has been reduced by 9 floors from 45 to 36.
  • It was previously 192.19 metres tall (209.19 AOD) and had 83540.00 sq m of floor space.
  • The nickname, "the Walkie Talkie", was coined by this site inspired by stupid monikers other London skyscrapers have.
  • In December 2006, the scheme was called in by Ruth Kelly, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who stated that a tall building would be unsuitable for this site.

News Articles

27-02-2014 > Plans To Solve London Fryscraper

02-08-2012 > Walkie Talkie Hits Halfway Mark

18-06-2012 > Kiln Group Tied With Walkie Talkie

19-10-2010 > Walkie Talkie To Begin Immediately

06-09-2010 > Land Sec Looks To Walkie Talkie Partnership

01-02-2010 > Land Sec Ponders Walkie Talkie Restart

23-12-2008 > Subtle Redesign For The Walkie Talkie

15-05-2008 > Land Sec Hedges Bets On Walkie Talkie

10-07-2007 > 20 Fenchurch Street Approved

15-03-2007 > 20 Fenchurch Street Public Inquiry Continues

07-03-2007 > 20 Fenchurch Street Inquiry Opens

24-11-2006 > 20 Fenchurch Street Called In

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Acoustic Consultant
Sandy Brown Associates
Architect
Rafael Vinoly
Consulting Engineer
Blackman Consulting
Developer
Land Securities PLC
Canary Wharf Group
Facade Access Contractor
Reef Associates
Landscape Architect
Gillespies
Lift Supplier
KONE
Main Contractor
Laing O'Rourke
Services Engineer
Hilson Moran Partnership
Structural Engineer
Halcrow Yolles

Reference Data

Reference No.
4683
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
25-09-2013
Planning Application Number
08/01061/FULMAJ
 

Building Location

Address
20 Fenchurch Street, London. EC3P 3DP
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Under Construction
Proposal date
2006
Construction start date
2011
Completion date
2014
Style
Futurist

Roof Height (AOD)
177.16
Roof Height (AGL)
160.11
Floor To Ceiling Height
2.75

20 Fenchurch Street

Total Floors (O.G)
36
Total Floors (U.G)
2
Number of Lifts
16

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq m)
55,000.00
Car Parking Spaces
6

Metres > Feet