Heron Tower Developer Blocks New City Skyscraper
Acclaimed property developer Gerald Ronson, chief executive of Heron International and responsible for the recently completed Heron Tower, has written to City planners in objection to a proposed new office tower in the City of London.
Claiming that plans for 100 Bishopsgate will block views of London from many floors of Heron Tower (also known as 110 Bishopsgate) and in particular from the SushiSamba restaurant on the top floor, Mr Ronson added to his argument by referring to the proposed new property as an “undistinguished piece of architecture”.
According to The Telegraph, he wrote that plans to add two more storeys to the ┬ú600m tower on 100 Bishopsgate will obscure views from Heron Tower, especially when the new development will be at such close range.
“There is little point creating a feature restaurant at the top of a tall building if one of the primary attractions – its view of London – is obscured at such close quarters and by such an undistinguished piece of architecture,” he said.
While Heron Tower will remain the tallest building in the City at 663 ft, its neighbour 100 Bishopsgate will follow closely behind at a proposed 614 ft.
Mr Ronson said that the “issue seems to have been overlooked” and urged City planners to review and address the impact of the new skyscraper.
Heron Tower was completed earlier this year and is now home to three floors of prestigious serviced office space, operated by Landmark Plc, which opened its doors in July 2011. Following a ┬ú2million fit-out, the business centre exudes contemporary style and designer chic at every turn, showcased by a range of new photographs which have just been added to the officebroker.com website.
Take a look in more detail and enquire about office space at Heron Tower online at officebroker.com.
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