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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 22 Bishopsgate

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At 278m 22 Bishopsgate is London’s 2nd tallest building – plus the City’s 1st skyscraper built by female architect. A version of Silicon Valley’s fun-and-games workspaces, attracting valuable talent.


📍Location

London, EC2


🏢Building Details

  • Completed 2020 = 1.3M sq. ft., 62-storeys

  • Supports 12,000 workers + visitors

  • 1st UK tower to contain 100,000+ sq. ft. of integrated amenity + social spaces


👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor


✍️Architects & Engineers


🌱Sustainability

  • BREEAM Excellent + WiredScore Platinum + WELL Gold (1st UK building to achieve this)

  • High-performance triple glazed Closed Cavity Façade (CCF) – with automated solar blinds to reduce building cooling requirements

  • Partnering with Iconics + Microsoft a self-learning fault detection + diagnosis system has been implemented: 1M+ data points collected a day (temperature, air, light, water, occupancy) for continuous analysis + improvement

  • 100% of existing foundations reused + 50% of existing basement reused

  • Operational energy procured from 100% renewable sources = Net Zero Carbon in operation


🥦 Wellbeing

  • 50,000 sq. ft. of flexible event, meeting + auditorium facilities provided by Convene – for premium hospitality level networking spaces

  • 100,000 sq. ft. communal + amenity space including: start-up innovation hub, food market, gym with ‘sky-wall’ climbing window, wellbeing retreat and spa, and rolling art exhibition

  • Oversized 3m floor-to-ceiling heights = 20% taller than market-standard = superior sense of spaciousness + natural light

  • Active Commuter Park = London’s largest bicycle park – 1000+ cycle spaces, 75 showers, Brompton bicycle hire, E-charging points + bike maintenance team


🎈Bonus feature

At level 58 you can find London’s highest free public viewing gallery. Don’t fancy the climb? Don’t sweat. The building has 52 double-decker lifts which travel up to 30km per hour: making them London’s fastest lifts.


🔗 Check it out https://plparchitecture.com/22-bishopsgate/




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