A ceremony to mark the ‘topping-out’ of Angel Court, the Mitsui Fudosan UK and Stanhope development, was held in the City of London on Thursday evening (28 April).
The 300,000ft² development, located in the heart of London’s financial district, was designed by Fletcher Priest Architects which sought to create a sustainable, urban workplace in the form of a light, bright, glass tower. The design focused on creating large floorplates across the ‘Garden’ floor and unique panoramic views across the Bank conservation areas on the ‘Sky’ floors.
Ed Williams, Partner at Fletcher Priest Architects said:
“Our aim was to create a contrast between the area’s solid stone character, which physically and symbolically reflects the Bank of England, with a translucent and ethereal tower surrounded by an inviting public space and roof gardens bringing nature to the City.”
Once complete, the 24 storey tower will provide rare 360 degree uninterrupted views of the London skyline and will bring a much-needed range of floorplates to the City market, with large floorplates of up to 27,000 sq ft. It will comprise:
• 140,000 sq ft of new grade A office floor space across its six ‘Garden’ floorplates, which range between 18,000 sq ft and 27,000 sq ft and benefit from a number of terraces and outdoor space
• 160,000 sq ft over 18 upper ‘Sky’ floors, each comprising 8,750 sq ft
The scheme, which will be delivered in December 2016, is set to rejuvenate and connect the surrounding streetscape by significantly expanding the existing public realm area. This will include the introduction of new retail outlets, restaurants, eateries and al fresco dining to the piazza for the first time.