|Antenna spire||230 metres (755 ft) |
|Roof||202 metres (663 ft) |
|Other dimensions||2,400-square-metre (26,000 sq ft) site|
|Floor count||46 |
|Floor area||461,478 sq ft (43,000 m2) |
|Design and construction|
The Heron Tower (officially 110 Bishopsgate) is a commercial
Construction of the building started in 2007 and was completed in 2011. It is owned by
It attracted some controversy when first announced due to its proximity to
Three years later, the project had yet to begin construction. In September 2005 the Heron Property Corporation submitted a planning application to increase the height of its approved building. Heron's revised plans now proposed a 202-metre (663 ft) tall tower topped by a 28-metre (92 ft) mast, giving it a total height of 230 metres (755 ft). Although the design was largely identical to the previous scheme, the tower's crown and southern façades were refined. In January 2006, the revised project was approved by the
The Heron Tower was designed to feature a concierge-style entrance and reception area, incorporating a 70,000 litre aquarium containing around 1,200 fish.  The aquarium is the largest privately owned example in the United Kingdom and contains over 60 species of fish in an entire sustainable ecosystem; the species were selected by expert biologists and animal curators to ensure compatibility and adaptability to the environment. The tank is attended to by a team of two full-time fish attendants, who feed the fish a diet rich in natural ingredients according to their requirements and monitor the tank for water chemistry and fish health, and two to three part-time divers who clean the rockwork and glass regularly.
A bar-restaurant called The Drift occupies part of the ground and first floors.
 There is a restaurant and "sky bar" leased to Sushi Samba and Duck & Waffle, both open to the public, on floors 38–40.
 Situated 175 metres (574 ft) above the City and accessed by scenic lifts from a dedicated entrance on