Construction of Heron Tower Reaches Completion
110 Bishopsgate, now the tallest building in the City of London, has reached completion and firms are already moving in to enjoy the sweeping city views and 5-star quality of the brand new landmark office property.
Also known as Heron Tower, the 755 ft building provides almost 440,000 sq ft of commercial office space, 37,000 sq ft of which is available as serviced space via Landmark PLC, along with a restaurant and sky bar.
The serviced space takes up the 17th, 18th and 19th floors of the property, with 500 workstations spread across the three floors along with break-out areas and other facilities such as premium conference space and a staffed reception area.
The business centre, Landmark’s fifth property in the City, is currently undergoing a ┬ú2 million fit-out and will open in July 2011.
Other secured lettings include US law firm McDermott, Will & Emery, who have already moved in and are now occupying floors 8-9. Drake & Morgan will operate the ground floor bar and restaurant from June 2011, while the restaurant and sky bar will be operated by Sushisamba later in the year.
Commenting on the highly anticipated completion of Heron Tower, Gerald Ronson, Chief Executive of Heron International, said:
“Heron Tower’s completion is a significant event not just for Heron but for the City of London as a whole. New, world class office developments play an important role in attracting international companies to the Square Mile, helping it to retain its status as the global financial capital.
“Heron Tower has taken more than 12 years from conception to completion but the results speak for themselves: this is a truly exceptional office development in one of the world’s best locations.”
The tower has been developed with leading sustainable technology and has secured a BREEAM environmental and sustainability rating of ‘Excellent’, due to features such as photovoltaic cells on the building’s south fa├ºade and solar-heated water.
There are a number of unique features including fully glazed double-decker lifts, offering superb views across the City and the rest of London, and the largest privately-owned aquarium in the UK – which is situated in the main reception and will contain 1200 fish of 67 different species by summer 2011.
Adjacent to the newly completed tower, another development is underway which will introduce the first purpose-built hotel to The City for 30 years. The prestigious Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Heron Plaza will be linked to Heron Tower and will share energy savings from a combined heat and power system.
Left: This image shows the proposed Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Heron Plaza.
The hotel will offer 190 suites along with 120 luxury apartments, restaurants, state-of-the-art conference facilities, meeting space, a gym, spa and swimming pool. It will surround a plaza, designed for public use, which will introduce new shops and cafes to The City.
Find out more and enquire about serviced office space to rent in Heron Tower online at officebroker.com, or by calling our Central London team for free help and expert advice on 0800 111 6 444.
Details about Landmark’s additional business centres in London can also be found online: