Broadgate Tower

Broadgate Tower
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General information
StatusComplete
LocationLondon, EC2
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°31′17″N 0°04′47″W / 51°31′17″N 0°04′47″W / 51.5213; -0.07982005
Completed2009
Costc. £240 million
Height
Roof165 metres (541 ft)
Technical details
Floor count33
Floor area37,000.3 m2 (398,268 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
DeveloperBritish Land
Structural engineerSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
Main contractorBovis Lendlease

The Broadgate Tower is a skyscraper in London's main financial district, the City of London. It was constructed between 2005 and 2009.

Background

Built at an estimated cost of £240 million, it marked the next major phase of construction in the Broadgate estate that began in the 1980s to provide office space. The tower is situated in the northeast corner of the City of London, north of Liverpool Street station. It was completed in 2009.

The Broadgate Tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by British Land. The services design was carried out by Jaros, Baum & Bolles (UK) Ltd. It utilises air rights in the form of sitting on a large construction raft that has been built over the entrance to Liverpool Street station.

As the Tower lies over major railway lines heading into Liverpool Street, groundwork took longer than would normally be expected for a tower of this size, as all work had to be stopped whenever a train was in the vicinity of the station. However, the steel 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. It was constructed at the same time as the neighbouring building, 201 Bishopsgate, and the two are separated by a covered pedestrian area.[1]

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