201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower - London, UK

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Date Built
Primrose Street, London
This collection of new buildings sit astride the railway lines running into the nearby Liverpool Street Station.  Designed by the architectural practice of Skidmore, Owings and Merril the development has been the recipent of a number of awards including:

- The 2010 Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects,  "New City Architecture Award"

- The 2009 CTBUH, "Best Tall Building Europe
Award" and -

- The 2009 London District Surveyors Association, "Building Excellence Award:
   Best Commercial Project
" and "Best Structural Engineering Innovation".

The development includes the Broadgate Tower which stands 35 storeys high. 

The site provides two office buildings, caf├ęs, restaurants, bars and other reatil outlets.  It also offers a public piazza below the galleria.

The building's website describes the approach to the site as going, "through a large plaza enhanced by trees and high quality lanscaping."  Inside the reception area, that is finished in polished granite, "... escalators rise to two travertine lift lobbies.  Here double decker lifts with state of the art destination control systems provide the most efficient lift service to all floors."

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