Category:Skyscraper office buildings in London
Pages in category "Skyscraper office buildings in London"
The following 34 pages are in this category, out of 34 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 34 pages are in this category, out of 34 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 5 Canada Square – 5 Canada Square is a 15-storey,87.7 m office building in the Canary Wharf financial district development of London, England. 5 Canada Square was completed in 2003, the steel- framed building has an aluminum curtain wall and it features a large atrium on its south side with 46,450 m2 of floorspace. The principal tenant at 5 Canada Square is the European arm, the building is used for the bank’s global cash-management business for clients. Credit Suisse also occupies part of the building,5 Canada Square was originally leased by Credit Suisse First Boston but after a banking downturn and not needing the space, Credit Suisse let the space to Bank of America. In July 2007, the building was sold by RBS to Evans Randall, in 2011, Bank of America chose to renew its lease at 5 Canada Square instead of move to another London location. The building was sold to St Martins Property Group in January 2013. From late 2016 Thomson Reuters is due to sublease 350,000 sq ft from Credit Suisse until 2020, consolidating all of its London operations under one roof for the first time
2. 8 Canada Square – 8 Canada Square is a skyscraper in Canary Wharf, London. The building serves as the headquarters of the HSBC Group. The tower was designed by Sir Norman Fosters team of architects, construction began in 1999 and was completed in 2002. There are 45 floors in the 200-metre-high tower, the joint fourth tallest in the United Kingdom with the nearby Citigroup Centre, and the second tallest in Canary Wharf. With the movement of HSBC Groups headquarters from Hong Kong to London in 1993, between 1995 and 1997 a number of proposals were considered, including the redevelopment of the previous Group Head Office at 10 Lower Thames Street, London. However the DS-2 plot at Canary Wharf was chosen for the location, arup became structural engineers for the project, and Davis Langdon & Everest quantity surveyors. Construction began in January 1999, with beginning on the installation of the 4,900 glass panels commencing in summer 2000. The work was carried out by Canary Wharf Contractors, in May 2000, three workmen were killed in a crane accident. The topping out took place on 7 March 2001, with the hoisting in of the final steel girder attended by bankers, journalists. Standing nearby the HSBC Tower are One Canada Square, and the Citigroup Centre and it is also next door to Bank of America. The tower is not open to the public, counting from its official opening in April 2003, it was only four years before difficulties emerged in managing the building and its associated costs. In April 2007, HSBC Tower was sold to Spanish property company Metrovacesa, on 5 December 2008, HSBC Holdings re-acquired ownership of the building, declaring that the agreement had resulted in a £250 million profit in the second half of the year. However, on 13 November 2009, HSBC once again sold the building, this time to the National Pension Service, hSBCs income statement on completion declared a gain of approximately £350million resulting from the transaction, which was finalised shortly before the end of the year 2009. In December 2014, Qatar Investment Authority, completed the purchase of building at an undisclosed price. NPS was advised by the estate agents Jones Lang LaSalle and GM Real Estate, the wall is 6.6 metres tall, with 3,743 images, including documents, photographs, portraits and illustrations of staff, buildings, businesses and events. The wall was manufactured and installed by Supersine Duramark – a company specialising in commercial graphics,8 Canada Square has a pair of bronze lions guarding the main entrance. These are copies of a pair nicknamed Stephen and Stitt which have stood outside the Banks Headquarters at 1 Queens Road Central in Hong Kong since 1935. The Hong Kong lions are named after yet another pair of lions that guarded the Banks Shanghai headquarters on The Bund after it opened in 1923
3. 10 Upper Bank Street – 10 Upper Bank Street is a 32-story office building located in Canary Wharf, in the Docklands area of London. It was completed in 2003 and is 151 m tall and it was designed by the architects Kohn Pedersen Fox and built by Canary Wharf Contractors. Most of the building is occupied by the law firm Clifford Chance, Clifford Chance FTSE MasterCard UK Total Infosys Deutsche Bank Tall buildings in London http, //www. 10upperbankstreet. com From emporis. com
4. 20 Fenchurch Street – 20 Fenchurch Street is a commercial skyscraper in London that takes its name from its address on Fenchurch Street, in the historic City of London financial district. It has been nicknamed The Walkie-Talkie because of its distinctive shape, construction was completed in spring 2014, and the top-floor sky garden was opened in January 2015. The 34-storey building is 160 m tall, making it the sixth-tallest building in the City of London, designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and costing over £200 million,20 Fenchurch Street features a highly distinctive top-heavy form which appears to burst upward and outward. A large viewing deck, bar and restaurants are included on the top three floors, these are, with restrictions, open to the public. The tower was proposed at nearly 200 m tall but its design was scaled down after concerns about its visual impact on the nearby St Pauls Cathedral. It was subsequently approved in 2006 with the revised height, even after the height reduction there were continued concerns from heritage groups about its impact on the surrounding area. The project was consequently the subject of an inquiry, in 2007 this ruled in the developers favour. In 2015 it was awarded the Carbuncle Cup for the worst new building in the UK in the previous 12 months, the previous building at 20 Fenchurch Street was 91 m tall with 25 storeys and was built in 1968 by Land Securities. The architect was William H. Rogers, the building was formerly occupied by Dresdner Kleinwort and was notable for being one of the first tall buildings in the City of London, and for its distinctive roof. It was one of the towers nearest to the River Thames when viewed from the end of London Bridge. In 2007, one of the floors was used in the drama series Party Animals. Demolition of the building was completed in 2008, the new tower at 20 Fenchurch Street was designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly in a postmodern style. The top-heavy design is intended to maximise floor space towards the top of the building. The building utilises double and triple-glazed panelised aluminium cladding on its exterior, the garden spans the top three floors, which are accessible by two express lifts and include a large viewing area, terrace, bar and two restaurants. Fourteen double-deck lifts serve the office floors of the building. The south side of the structure is ventilated externally to improve efficiency and decrease solar gain, there is a southern entrance in addition to the main northern entrance set back from Fenchurch Street. In January 2009, Canary Wharf Contractors began piling on the site of 20 Fenchurch Street, piling and ground works were completed in June 2009. In January 2011, work at the basement level of the tower began, by the end of October 2011, the building was rising above street-level
5. 25 Cabot Square – 25 Cabot Square is a 17-floor office building occupied by Morgan Stanley in the Canary Wharf development in London, England. The architect on the project was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and it is 81 metres tall with a floorspace of 41,666.00 m². For several years,25 Cabot Square was connected at the first floor level to neighbouring 20 Cabot Square by a pedestrian footbridge. This pedestrian link was removed in early 2010 when Morgan Stanley moved out of 20 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf Morgan Stanley From skyscrapernews. com Black and white photograph by Sheena Woodhead
6. 30 St Mary Axe – 30 St Mary Axe is a commercial skyscraper in Londons primary financial district, the City of London. It was completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004, after plans to build the 92-storey Millennium Tower were dropped,30 St Mary Axe was designed by Norman Foster and Arup Group and it was erected by Skanska, with construction commencing in 2001. The building has become a feature of London and is one of the citys most widely recognised examples of contemporary architecture. The building stands on the sites of the Baltic Exchange, the headquarters of a global marketplace for ship sales and shipping information. On 10 April 1992 the Provisional IRA detonated a bomb close to the Exchange, the Exchange Hall was a celebrated fixture of the ship trading market. The Baltic Exchange and the Chamber of Shipping sold the land to Trafalgar House in 1995, the salvaged material was eventually sold for £800,000 and moved to Tallinn, Estonia, where it awaits reconstruction as the centrepiece of the citys commercial sector. In 1996, Trafalgar House submitted plans for the Millennium Tower, the Gherkin nickname was applied to the current building at least as long ago as 1999, referring to that plans highly unorthodox layout and appearance. On 23 August 2000, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott granted planning permission to construct a much larger than the old Exchange on the site. The site was special because it needed development, was not on any of the sight lines, the plan for the site was to reconstruct the Baltic Exchange. GMW Architects proposed a new rectangular building surrounding a restored exchange—the square shape would have the type of floor plan that banks liked. This gave the architect a free hand in the design, it eliminated the restrictive demands for a large, capital-efficient, money-making building, Swiss Res low level plan met the planning authoritys desire to maintain Londons traditional streetscape with its relatively narrow streets. The mass of the Swiss Re tower was not too imposing, like Barclays Banks former City headquarters in Lombard Street, the idea was that the passer-by in neighbouring streets would be nearly oblivious to the towers existence until directly underneath it. The building was constructed by Skanska, completed in December 2003, the primary occupant of the building is Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company, which had the building commissioned as the head office for its UK operation. The building uses energy-saving methods, which allow it to use half the power that a tower would typically consume. Gaps in each floor create six shafts that serve as a ventilation system for the entire building. The shafts create a giant double glazing effect, air is sandwiched between two layers of glazing and insulates the office space inside. Architects promote double glazing in residential houses, which avoids the inefficient convection of heat across the narrow gap between the panes, but the tower exploits this effect. The shafts pull warm air out of the building during the summer, the shafts also allow sunlight to pass through the building, making the work environment more pleasing, and keeping the lighting costs down
7. Apollo House (Croydon) – Apollo House is a 22-storey high-rise building at 40 Wellesley Road in the London Borough of Croydon, London, England. In common with a neighbouring building Lunar House, the name was inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Like Lunar House, Apollo serves as the headquarters of UK Visas and Immigration, the buildings at one time hosted the headquarters of the Property Services Agency, along with other 1960s office blocks including the Whitgift Centre. The PSA also had offices in central London, and a network of offices throughout the UK. Up until 2008 part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices Services section were based on floors 17 and 18, flat 5 in a different Apollo House, also in Croydon, is the fictional address of Mark Corrigan in the TV series Peep Show
8. Broadgate Tower – The Broadgate Tower is a skyscraper in Londons main financial district, the City of London. It was constructed between 2005 and 2009, the tower is situated in the northeast corner of the City of London, north of Liverpool Street station. The Broadgate Tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the services design was carried out by Jaros, Baum & Bolles Ltd. It utilises air rights in the form of sitting on a large construction raft that has built over the entrance to Liverpool Street station. However, the core has the advantage of a quicker finish than a concrete core. It was the first skyscraper to be built in London since One Churchill Place at Canary Wharf and it was constructed at the same time as the neighbouring building,201 Bishopsgate, and the two are separated by a covered pedestrian area. Ancient artefacts were found during the building of the skyscraper, holding up its construction for several years, the tower has a criss-cross style steel beaming over the windows making it have a very strong appearance. The beaming is similar to the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, the building was used in the James Bond Skyfall movie to represent a Shanghai skyscraper
9. BT Tower – The BT Tower is a communications tower located in Fitzrovia, London, owned by BT Group. It has been known as the GPO Tower, the Post Office Tower. The main structure is 177 metres high, with a section of aerial rigging bringing the total height to 191 metres. It should not be confused with the BT Centre and its Post Office code was YTOW. Upon completion it overtook the Millbank Tower to become the tallest building in both London and the United Kingdom, titles it held until 1980, when it in turn was overtaken by the NatWest Tower, the tower was commissioned by the General Post Office. Its primary purpose was to support the microwave aerials then used to carry traffic from London to the rest of the country. The taller structure was required to protect the radio links line of sight against some of the buildings in London then in the planning stage. These links were routed via other GPO microwave stations at Harrow Weald, Bagshot, Kelvedon Hatch and Fairseat, the tower was designed by the architects of the Ministry of Public Building and Works, the chief architects were Eric Bedford and G. R. Yeats. Typical for its time, the building is clad in glass. The narrow cylindrical shape was chosen because of the requirements of the communications aerials, initially the first 16 floors were for technical equipment and power. Above that was a 35-metre section for the aerials, and above that were six floors of suites, kitchens, technical equipment. To prevent heat build-up the glass cladding was of a special tint, the construction cost was £2.5 million. In August 1963 there was even a question raised in parliament about the crane, Doctor Reginald Bennett MP asked the Minister of Public Building and Works how, when the crane on the top of the new Post Office tower had fulfilled its purpose, he proposed to remove it. Mr Geoffrey Rippon replied, This is a matter for the contractors, the problem does not have to be solved for about a year but there appears to be no danger of the crane having to be left in situ. The tower was topped out on 15 July 1964 and officially opened by the then Prime Minister Harold Wilson on 8 October 1965, the main contractor was Peter Lind & Co Ltd. The tower was opened to the public on 16 May 1966 by Tony Benn. It made one revolution every 22 minutes, an annual race up the stairs of the tower was established and the first race was won by UCL student Alan Green. Tony Benn also designated the tower a mascot of UCL after lobbying by students, comedian Pat Condell washed dishes in the kitchen for his first job