The City of London’s Planning and Transport Committee has approved a resolution to grant permission on 1 Undershaft

November 2016

1 Undershaft, the new tallest building in the City of London, which includes the creation of a large public square and public viewing gallery, has received resolution to grant planning consent from the City of London Corporation’s Planning Committee.

Responding to demand

Anchored at the forefront of trade and innovation, London continues to attract inward investment and global talent. 1 Undershaft will create over 130,000sqm of quality Grade A office space, responding to market dynamics and continued occupier demand in the City.

1 Undershaft - A new public square

At the base of 1 Undershaft, a new larger public square will be created. The building comprises an elevated reception, meaning that the public will be able to walk freely beneath the building. The public space at the base of the tower will open views between two of the City of London’s most ancient places of worship.A new retail gallery will create 1,800sqm of retail space for restaurants, cafes and shops around an open lower court, accessed from the public square.

The UK’s tallest public viewing gallery

At the top of the building will be a free public viewing gallery, which will be served by dedicated lifts. Londoners are at the heart of the design of the tower. The free public viewing gallery will be accompanied by an Education Centre with two classrooms for school parties to learn more about the capital, its growth and its history. Aroland Holdings and the Museum of London are working together to explore the creation of a new education facility to support the Museum’s charitable aims at the very top of the tower.

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