The Amended Proposal

The Proposal In Outline

Aerial View of 1 Leadenhall

Aerial View of 1 Leadenhall

Brookfield Properties received consent for a 36 storey, 182.7m tower, containing a mix of office and retail uses at 1 Leadenhall in January 2017.
 
Following a full review of the scheme, Brookfield has amended the proposals to improve the design and refocus on the core activity of the building.
 
Brookfield Properties remains committed to redeveloping Leadenhall Court into a world class modern office building which creates a landmark that is sympathetic to the surrounding area.
 
The key changes to the proposals include:

  • The amended tower will be 176.6m in height, approximately 6m less than the consented scheme
  • Revised massing and smaller cores have increased the available floor space on each floor
  • The volume of office space has increased including provision on first, second and third floors
  • An increase in the amount of ground floor retail space and reduction in upper floor retail space leads to a net reduction yet better configured space
  • The loading bay access has been moved from Whittington Avenue to Gracechurch Street to improve pedestrianisation of Whittington Avenue
  • The new proposals will also create increased public realm and will retain the popular free public terrace. The terrace will however be moved [8m] up the tower to provide better views across the City

The Proposal
In Outline

Building Design

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1 Leadenhall at the junction of Gracechurch St and Leadenhall Street

The ground floor of 1 Leadenhall will be double height and the entire building will have spacious ceiling heights offering bright office and retail space. The free public terrace will provide views over the roof of Leadenhall Market and historic churches.

1 Leadenhall building design

Building Design

Space Configuration

The proposed scheme delivers a total of 687,588ft2 Gross External Area (GEA). This includes 538,000ft2 (GEA) of office space, 110,500ft2 (GEA) of office space, 133,537ft2 (GEA) of ancillary space and 9,145 ft2 of retail space.

Space
Configuration

Access

GRACECHURCH STREET

All deliveries to the site will be from Gracechurch Street. We will put in place a consolidated delivery model for the building to ensure that deliveries take place outside peak hours to allow the street to be pedestrianised for the majority of the day. Gracechurch Street is the main approach to the Market from the north and it will benefit from improved pedestrian routes and new retails units.

IMPROVED PEDESTRIAN ENVIRONMENT

The scheme improves pedestrian routes around the site and into Leadenhall Market. It creates a better and more inviting public realm with wider pavements.
 
Whittington Avenue is improved by increased pavement widths and pedestrianisation and relocated off-street servicing from Gracechurch Street.
 
There is also an opportunity to coordinate deliveries with a consolidated servicing strategy for the new building and Leadenhall Market.
 
Other schemes in the area such as 6-8 Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate and 100 Bishopsgate will increase pedestrian movement to Leadenhall Market along Whittington Avenue and Gracechurch Street. The developments at 52-54 Lime Street, 40 Leadenhall Street and 120 Fenchurch Street will increase pedestrian movement to the market from the east.

Access

Demolition
& Construction

Arial View

Arial View

OUR DEMOLITION PLAN

The current building is vacant and has been soft stripped. We anticipate it will take approximately six months to demolish it.
 
Our robust demolition plan will include measures to mitigate the disruption, shield neighbours from noise and protect pedestrian areas and access to Leadenhall Market.

CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC

A rigorous construction management plan will be in place to minimise the impact of construction on neighbours and local businesses.
 
It is inevitable that traffic in the area may increase slightly during the course of construction and in order to mitigate the impact on neighbours, a dedicated traffic management plan will be drawn up that will minimise movements of lorries and reduce traffic on local roads.

OUR CONSTRUCTION PLAN

A rigorous construction management plan will be in place to minimise the impact of construction on neighbours and local businesses.
 
It is proposed that working hours on site will be restricted to between 8am and 6pm on weekdays and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays. We guarantee that our construction contractor will be a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which means they operate to the highest industry standards and must comply with all of the very latest regulations regarding, for example, noise and dust levels.
 
Sensors will monitor on site noise and vibration levels to ensure we will comply with the levels agreed with the City Corporation.
 
Air quality will be monitored and dust contained by screening the site and watering down particles.
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Demolition
& Construction

Aerial view