A detail planning application was submitted to the City of London January 2016 for the 73-storey development at 1 Undershaft in the City of London. At 289.94m tall, it will rise to a height of 304.94m AOD (Above Ordnance Datum), crowning the new cluster of planned skyscrapers in the square mile.
The building will provide approximately 90,000sqm of office space. The offset design of the core and the rigidity provided by the unique external bracing means floor space has been maximized providing much needed flexible, quality office accommodation for businesses in the City of London.
A new larger public square will be created at the base of the tower. The elevated office reception lobby means that the public will be able to walk freely beneath the skyscraper. Retail space will be created in the lower level retail gallery, with new restaurants, cafés, and shops accessed from the public square.
At the top of the building will be the UK’s highest public viewing gallery, served by dedicated lifts. A public restaurant will be located on the level beneath the viewing gallery.
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