'Behind the Scenes' | 8 Bishopsgate - the completed project
Thursday, 5 October, 14:00 - 16:00
8 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4BQ
Following on from the exclusive hard-hat tour in May this year, join Oliver Tyler, WilkinsonEyre and Jeremy Edwards, Arup for this very special tour of 8 Bishopsgate – the completed project.
Recently developed by Mitsubishi Real Estate and Stanhope, 8 Bishopsgate provides an exciting opportunity to visit the latest contribution to the City of London’s cluster of tall buildings. Designed by WilkinsonEyre and engineered by Arup, the 50-storey office-led tower provides flexible retail space at the lower levels and extensive amenities for tenants throughout the building.
The overall form of the tower has been informed by several factors, including the context of the City cluster and protected local views from Fleet Street of St. Paul’s dome. A stepped profile satisfies these requirements and breaks down the overall scale and mass of the building into a legible form. The design features generous roof terraces and a publicly accessible viewing gallery on the top floor.
The building includes high sustainability/low energy initiatives in its construction and operation and has achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating. 8 Bishopsgate is understood to be the most sustainable speculative tall commercial scheme in the UK.
The tour will include a trip to the 50th floor so anyone with vertigo should consider if this tour is for them.
The building is DDA compliant and step free from street to the office floors.
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