Location

City of London

Client

AXA Real Estate

Main contractor

Multiplex Europe

Engineer

WSP UK

Architect

PLP Architecture

Tonnage

17,000

Completion date

April 2019


Located in the heart of the City of London, 22 Bishopsgate is a new 62-storey office tower situated within the City's financial district.

The completed project will become the City's tallest tower standing at 278 metres high. This will provide approximately 1.3 million square feet of office space and 110,000 square feet for amenities, including restaurants, retail facilities, a food market, innovation hub, well-being retreat and spa, curated 'art walk' as well as London's highest free public viewing gallery.

The project is built on the existing foundations, three-storey basement and seven-storey core that were previously constructed as part of 'The Pinnacle' project, which was suspended in 2012. The building has a concrete central core and a steel frame superstructure consisting of steel beams which act compositely with concrete slabs, cast onto permanent metal decking. Outriggers are located on certain higher floors to limit the wind induced drift.

A series of transfer structures which were built by others, below ground floor, carry the superstructure loads into the existing Pinnacle foundations.

Construction started in 2017 and is forecast for completion in early-2019. Severfield is providing the connection design, fabrication and construction of c.17,000 tonnes of structural steel, which includes the use of Fabsec plated composite beams from level 10 upwards. Other services and fixtures include the manufacture and installation of c.1.6 million square feet of metal decking and the installation of 500,000 shear studs. Severfield are also providing full edge protection to the floors using the 'Seversafe' edge protection system and 'Seversafe' perimeter fan system.

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