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The Leadenhall Building Also known as 122 Leadenhall and The Cheese Grater

 

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  • The supporting structural core is located to the northern side of the development hosting all lift shafts, toilets and plant machinery within thus maximising the available office space outside it.
  • There are two emergency cores located outside the detached main core.
  • An extensive canopy on the southern side is utilised to help deal with the down-drafts.
  • The extension of the public realm thanks to the enclosed space at the base of the tower will be approximately half an acre. This area will be topped by ceilings 27m above floor level.
  • The angle of the wedge shape is such that each subsequent floor is 75cm less on the southern side than the one under it. The primary purpose is to allow it to taper away from St Paul's Cathedral and reduce its profile from protected view points.
  • Head of construction at British Land, Richard Elliot, has announced that the tower will begin in 2007 with structural engineer Arup, carrying out wind tunnel testing in 2006 and seeing the design refined.
  • The nickname, "the Cheese Grater", was coined by this site in response to the "Gherkin" and "Shard." The original name coined by the British press was "the Thunderbird" which has failed to stick.

News Articles

17-12-2012 > Second Pre-Let For Cheesegrater

01-05-2012 > Cheesegrater Reaches Passes First Stage

13-12-2011 > KONE Win Cheesegrater Contract

15-11-2011 > Aon Sign Leadenhall Contract

15-11-2011 > London Offices Lead British Land Results

02-08-2011 > Laing O Rourke Win Leadenhall Contract

13-05-2011 > Aon To Announce Cheesegrater Deal

09-03-2011 > Will Aon Sign For The Cheesegrater

25-10-2010 > British Land To Restart Cheesegrater

20-09-2010 > British Land Pitch Cheesegrater Around

19-03-2010 > Promising Signs Emerge For Cheesegrater

19-11-2008 > British Lands Map Out Cheesegrater Future

14-08-2008 > British Lands Pragmatic Approach To Leadenhall

23-10-2007 > Leadenhall Building Has Lift Off

13-08-2007 > London Demolition Derby

23-05-2007 > British Land Announce Cheesegrater Start

28-03-2007 > And So It Starts Part Two

14-08-2006 > And So It Starts

30-10-2004 > Nod of Approval For Leadenhall Building

31-07-2004 > 122 Leadenhall Street.

10-02-2004 > Planning Permission Applied For Leadenhall

22-12-2003 > First Look at Leadenhall Building

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Architect
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Developer
British Land
Lift Supplier
KONE
Main Contractor
Bovis Lend Lease
Laing O'Rourke
Planning Consultant
Montagu Evans
Quantity Surveyor
Davis Langdon LLP
Services Engineer
Arup Group
Structural Engineer
Arup Group

Reference Data

Reference No.
49
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
23-09-2014
 

Building Location

Address
122 Leadenhall Street, London. EC3
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
2003
Construction start date
2011
Completion date
2014
Style
Structural Expressionist

Roof Height (AOD)
239.40
Roof Height (AGL)
224.50
Top Floor Height (AGL)
196.00

The Leadenhall Building

Total Floors (O.G)
48
Total Floors (U.G)
2
Number of Lifts
24

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq m)
58,856.00

Construction Cost
£286,000,000.00
Budget Date
2007

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