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.
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.