The Leadenhall Building

This speculative development for The British Land Company arose as a result of a limited competition in 2001, in which competitors were asked to explore the development potential of a site at 122 Leadenhall Street in the City of London. The site is currently occupied by a 12-storey office building built in the 1960s which will be demolished to make way for the new building. A number of historic buildings in the immediate vicinity of Leadenhall Street needed to be taken into consideration, including a Grade II listed building designed by Edwin Lutyens and two Grade I listed churches, St Helen's Bishopsgate and St Andrew Undershaft which front on to adjacent open space. In addition, the view of St Paul's Cathedral from Fleet Street was to be preserved in compliance with the City Council's Strategic Views Policy, designed to prevent development from further impairing important views of unique historic buildings.

Project data
Location London, England
Sector Office
Dates 2002 - 2014
Site Area 3,500m2
Gross Floor Area 98,000m2
Net Internal Floor Area 58,000m2
Net Lettable Internal Area 55,740m2
Number of Floors 50
Working (Unbuilt category): NLA Awards 2011
Pre-certified BREEAM Excellent Rating
Client The British Land Company plc / Oxford Properties
The Architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Maurice Brennan, Andy Bryce, Elisa Casciano, James Chapman, Serene Croxton, Philip Dennis, Christopher Finkin, Tobi Frenzen, Russell Gilchrist, Lennart Grut, Jan Güell, Mark Hallett, Dirk Krolikowski, Justin Lau, Carmel Lewin, Robert Luck, Annette Main, Tim Mason, Aaron Massingham, John McElgunn, Charles Meloy, Jon Mercer, Nicholas Mitchell Andrew Morris, Jack Newton, Ben Nicholls, Alison Oktay, Louise Palomba, Joanna Pencakowski, Richard Rogers, Laura Sandiford, Patrcia Sendin, Graham Stirk, Will Thorne, German de la Torre, Kenny Tsui, Emma Tynan, Will Wimshurst, Daniel Wright, Andrew Yek, Jacqueline Yeung, Andy Young
Planning Consultant DP9
Contractor Bovis Lendlease
Quantity Surveyor Davis Langdon
Lift Engineer Kone
Structural Engineer Arup
Services Engineer Arup
Project Manager M3