the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. 22 Bishopsgate Set to be London's Tallest Skyscraper

22 Bishopsgate Set to be London's Tallest Skyscraper

22 Bishopsgate Set to be London's Tallest Skyscraper
22 Bishopsgate Set to be London's Tallest Skyscraper, Courtesy of PLP Architecture
Courtesy of PLP Architecture

PLP Architecture has released their new design for a skyscraper at 22 Bishopsgate. Set to be 278m tall, it will be the tallest building in the City of London, second only to the Shard in the UK. The site was originally home to the Pinnacle, a slightly taller proposal that stopped work in 2012 due to economic restraints. Located in the midst of the city’s cluster of tall buildings, the new design will pick up where the Pinnacle left off, reusing the already built foundations and basements. Read more about this new development in London after the break.

Courtesy of PLP Architecture
Courtesy of PLP Architecture

The new 22 Bishopsgate will be massed to enhance views into the city, acknowledging its position among established towers like the Leadenhall Building and 20 Fenchurch Street. The project is the first in London to adopt the WELL Building Standard, a guideline to promote the well-being of a building’s occupants with conscious design.

The 62-storey building will integrate its offices and apartments with restaurants, bars, a free public viewing gallery, cafes, a conference center, a medical center, a library, a wellness suite and sports facilities. Cycling facilities, including over 1,500 parking spots for bikes, 100 shows and hire, repair, sales safety, training, laundry and drying facilities, as well as a spinning class will also be available, encouraging people to commute on bikes.

The new design also improves on the Pinnacle with a BREEAM Excellent Certification, featuring an efficient, triple-glazed façade. An off-site consolidated delivery center at a center outside of London will also supply goods and remove waste, minimizing traffic.

The project will be submitting a plan application later this year.

  • Architects

  • Location

    22 Bishopsgate Rd
  • Architect in Charge

    Karen Cook
  • Clients

    AXA Real Estate, Lipton Rogers Developments
  • Area

    130000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2019
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Eric Oh. "22 Bishopsgate Set to be London's Tallest Skyscraper" 29 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/770941/22-bishopsgate-set-to-be-londons-tallest-skyscraper/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments