Street level experience
Pedestrian users of the local area will experience considerable improvements from the proposed development:
A new plaza is created at the centre of the Leadenhall Street frontage by pulling the building back from the boundary line.
A new, attractive and expansive pedestrian route would create greater permeability through the site, more positively connecting Leadenhall Street with Bury Street and the Gherkin, enhancing north-south pedestrian flows.
A new public space would be created adjacent to St Andrew Undershaft church, giving a public view of the church from the east for the first time in many decades.
New hard and soft landscaping within the area surrounding the new building would make it a more positive and attractive user experience.
The proposals will also help to address the lack of retail facilities in the Eastern Cluster, by providing approximately 882 sq.m GEA of flexible A1/A3/A4 retail space at the lower level.
Ground floor permeability
Lobby and retail space
Public viewing gallery
The proposals will include a new publically accessible viewing gallery at levels 55 and 56, which will be designed to allow for a range of uses.
Level 55 will include a generous single-height space, offering spectacular 360 degree views across London; whilst Level 56 will offer an extended triple-height space with views to the south.
Access to the public viewing gallery
South-facing view from level 55 of the viewing gallery
South-facing view from level 56 of the viewing gallery
Contributions to local services
A substantial financial contribution to local services through the Community Infrastructure Levy, plus an uplift in business rates and tax receipts.
Sizeable contribution to the City of London’s affordable housing fund, supporting affordable and social housing provision across London.
Lower level cross-section
Street level view