What is the tallest building yet constructed in the City of London, Heron Tower, has finally reached practical completion, over a decade after the project first surfaced.
A quick external check of the building does reveal there are still a couple of pieces of cladding to be fitted into place, but to all intents and purposes, the 202.52 metre tall skyscraper is now finished and suitable for occupation.
The first tenants, McDermott, Will & Emery occupy floors eight and nine and moved in yesterday, with Landmark Plc to follow in July who will be taking floors seventeen to nineteen and opening a flexible office centre.
Elsewhere in the tower, Drake and Morgan are getting the restaurant and bar on the ground floor, whilst the tower will be topped by SUSHISAMBA, a mix of Japanese and Latin American food.
The restaurant will be open to the public and accessed directly by express elevators that will whiz up the side of the tower providing their occupants with sweeping views of the City of London as they rise. Taking advantage of its position at the top of the tower, SUSHISAMBA will have a series of external terraces up to 175 metres up making it rather unique eating venue.
Although the Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates building is now complete, much of it is still empty, however the nature of the space that is easily divisible into a set of vertical villages for occupiers, should now gradually fill up as companies in the City look towards economy recovery, rehiring, and relocating to swisher premises.
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