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Revised Height Submitted for London Commerical High-Rise

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06 February 2024 | London, United Kingdom

A revised design and height for 1 Undershaft has been submitted to the City of London.  Designed by Eric Parry Architects, the update shows a stepped design and segmented building that CTBUH has confirmed will reach 294 meters, looking to be the next tallest after The Shard at 306 meters. The new design also proposes to build the highest public viewing gallery in the city of London.  

The original plans for the design were announced in 2016, and had distinct cross bracing on the facade that has undergone changes and removed these for linear elements as seen in the new submissions. The revised design is meant to deliver a more sustainable building with enhanced urban greening. Public feedback was also incorporated into the newly submitted design and the area around the building will also be redeveloped, allowing for easier walkability and public space if approved. 

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The building is set to have multiple roof gardens, retail spaces, and restaurants. It has been stated that the Museum of London will play a role in curating the educational spaces on the upper floors of the building. The site is located between the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater buildings and would make it the tallest building in the city's financial district. The building will be constructed following the demolition of the existing Aviva Tower if approved. Construction is expected to start in 2026 and be completed in 2030.

Read more about this at the BBC.