richard rogers leadenhall building to go ahead
richard rogers leadenhall building to go ahead richard rogers leadenhall building to go ahead
dec 27, 2010

richard rogers leadenhall building to go ahead

the leadenhall building, london by rogers stirk + harbour all images courtesy rogers stirk + harbour

a deal between british land and canadian oxford partnerships to develop the leadenhall building, london known as the ‘cheesegrater’, has been sealed. the two firms have entered into a 50:50 agreement to develop the leadenhall building in the square mile. work on the planned tower in the heart of the city of london first got underway three years ago, because of the global financial crisis.

designed by richard rogers, leadenhall is to hit a height of 736 ft, with its 47 storeys providing 612,000 sq ft of office space, becoming one of the tallest buildings within that part of the city’s square mile. the distinctive triangular development with ‘spire-like tapering profile’ is designed to sit outside the strategic views of st paul’s cathedral.

demolition began in december 2006 and finished in late 2008. the building will be completed by mid-2014 with an estimated construction cost of 340 million pounds.

night time view from the undershaft

the base of the building

side view

the future of the financial district

  • Its a great building, but does it really adds something to the skyline of the city? Only in a aerial view perhaps…

    Mateus v Stralen says:
  • ugly building with no particular character nor human touch. rogers-SOM-foster: same design, different name…

    EA Berlin says:
  • Its curious to see that this latest addition to the london cityscape from Rogers will be place directly opposite one of his first major works. But I have to say the earlier one (The Lloyds—’inside out’—building) shows much daring in its conception and execution, despite its initial teething problems.

    mantarey says:
  • Interesting skyscraper but someone needs to do some editing on the text copy, maybe an english speaker…

    shamble says:

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