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Willis Building Also known as 51 Lime Street

 

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  • This design was originally based on the interlocking shells of a prawn.
  • It has been modestly redesigned to take into account the clients requirements.
  • The steps of the building are 124.9m, 97.1 and 68.6, proportioned to help the building relate to the surrounding context of it's midrise neighbours such as Lloyds of London.
  • The building weights a total of 65,000 tonnes and has piled foundations 38 metres deep.
  • In all it took 30,000 people 1.5 million manhours to design and build the building from start to finish.

News Articles

19-05-2008 > Willis Building Opens Its Doors

23-06-2006 > Willis Building Core Tops Out

01-03-2005 > New Lime Street Tower To Begin Immediately

10-03-2004 > British Land Prelets Lime Street Tower

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Architect
Foster + Partners
Developer
British Land
Stanhope PLC
Facade Contractor
Mero-Schmidlin PLC
Main Contractor
Mace
Quantity Surveyor
Davis Langdon LLP
Services Engineer
Roger Preston & Partners
Structural Engineer
Ramboll

Reference Data

Reference No.
78
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
15-05-2013
 

Building Location

Address
51 Lime Street, London. EC3M 7DQ
Council
City of London
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
2002
Construction start date
2005
Completion date
2008
Style
Organic

Roof Height (AOD)
138.80
Roof Height (AGL)
124.90
Top Floor Height (AGL)
97.00

Willis Building

Total Floors (O.G)
26
Plant Floors
4
Total Floors (U.G)
2
Number of Lifts
21

Market Data

Primary Use
Office
Secondary Use
Retail

Floorspace (sq m)
44,128.00

Construction Cost
£110,000,000.00
Budget Date
2007

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