22 Bishopsgate, London

PLP Architects
Date Built
Under Construction in 2019
Bishopsgate, London
The original plan for this site called for the construction of a 62 storey tower standing 288 metres tall.  It had a shape that was comparted to a helter-skelter and was nicknamed The Pinnacle.  Construction started in 2008 but was suspended in 2013 apparently over issues about the pre-let.  Eventually the initial construction for the Pinnacle was demolished and a new design for a 272 metre building was implemented, it would be the tallest in the City of London.  The new architects were PLP and they describe the building as, "... Vertical Village, built to support and nurture its population of 12,000 inhabitants. A Bike Park has everything from 1699 spaces, to showers and lockers, to safety classes and bicycle repair. The Market on level 2 offers a variety of fresh food and open kitchens, events and an external terrace. The double-height Exchange on level 7 offers space for qualified start-ups at reduced rents, with co-working, media suites, meeting rooms and facilities for networking and events. The Gym features a double-height glass climbing wall and specialised training features such as a high-altitude room, alongside spaces for on-demand personal and group training classes and a juice bar. The Retreat on level 41 offers relaxation, Pilates and yoga, and health services. On the 57th level, The Club allows occupiers of any size an opportunity to host clients in a small room or at a conference."

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