201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower is the biggest speculative office development ever undertaken in the City of London. The two buildings, totalling 822,000 sq ft (76,000 sq m), were designed by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for The British Land Company.The development is already underway and on programme for completion in 2008. The steel frame for the Tower has reached its full height at level 35, and together with the adjoining 13 storey building, represents the next phase of the Broadgate Estate. Between the two buildings, a new public space and 7-storey galleria will house shops, bars and cafes as well as a colonnade of mature trees – some as tall as 13 metres.The development is made possible by a raft that sits over the railway lines that run into Liverpool Street Station, a major engineering feat upon which both buildings are being constructed. The two buildings are technically sophisticated and include a number of innovations, such as double decker lifts and an efficient heating and cooling plant, which is expected to produce a lower level of emissions than required by current building regulations.The Broadgate Tower is the taller of the two buildings and, standing at 165 metres high, will be the third tallest building in the City of London. It will also be the tallest building built in London since the completion of One Churchill Place in early 2004. Overall, it will provide over 30 floors of offices, with each floor providing between 12,000 and 14,000 sq ft of space.
Are you a Town Planner with some commercial experience under your belt (consultancy or developer)? Would you like to work for a regional housebuild...
- Lewis Davey
- Surrey - near M25/M23 junction
This is a career opportunity for somebody looking to play a key role in the delivery of an effective and efficient planning policy service.
- Manchester/Salford (North West) or Breckland or North Tyneside or Barnet (North London)
A vacancy has arisen in the Development Management Section of the Planning Services Division for a part-time Senior Planning Officer.
- South Derbyshire District Council
Work as key members of the Councils development management service providing pre-application advice, dealing with applications and appeals.
- Chiltern and South Bucks Council
- Amersham, Buckinghamshire
A Local Authority in Hertfordshire are looking for an Enforcement Officer to assist them with a backlog of cases for an initial contract of 3-6 months
- Oyster Partnership