The Proposal In Outline
Brookfield are proposing to redevelop Leadenhall Court into a world-class modern office building which creates a landmark that is sympathetic to the surrounding area.
- The design of 1 Leadenhall will complement the architecture of the surrounding buildings
- The height of 1 Leadenhall, at 182.7m AOD, will be similar to the height of the proposed 6-8 Bishopsgate building
- Retail will be offered at ground level, creating a destination and attractive front to the building
- The scheme includes a free public terrace that overlooks Leadenhall Market. This will be accessed via lifts from Gracechurch Street
- The scheme will improve pedestrian routes around the site and into Leadenhall Market. It will create a better and wider pavements
- The building is designed to complement Leadenhall Market and expand the useable space around the market
The first three floors of 1 Leadenhall will be double height. This means that these floors will have spacious ceiling heights offering bright office and retail space. The free public terrace will provide views over the roof of Leadenhall Market.
The proposed scheme delivers a total of 22,000ft2 Gross Internal Area (GIA) of retail space and 110,500ft2 (GIA) of ancillary space.
All deliveries to the site will be from Whittington Avenue. 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. Whittington Avenue 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 off-street servicing.
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.
OUR DEMOLITION PLAN
We anticipate it will take approximately six months to demolish the current building.
Our robust demolition plan will include measures to mitigate the disruption, shield neighbours from noise and protect pedestrian areas and access to Leadenhall Market.
We aim to be a considerate neighbour and to cause as little disruption as possible.
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.