WSP is providing multi-disciplinary services to what will be the second tallest building in London.
This new landmark tower will be the second tallest in London after the Shard and will accommodate around 12,000 people working for up to 100 companies. The developer’s ambition is to create London’s first “vertical village”, providing a wide range of facilities throughout the building including retail, restaurants, fitness centres, an auditorium and spaces for a variety of leisure and learning activities. The basement will accommodate bicycle parking that meets latest TfL standards, and a free public viewing gallery at the top of the building will be the highest in London.
WSP is providing a full range of consultancy services for the project, which is being built on the original foundations of the demolished core of a previous project which stalled in 2012. Our structural engineers are working with the architects to produce a simple, elegant building which utilises the majority of the existing foundations, including nearly all the columns while providing 20% more floor area.
Our building services engineers have the challenge of delivering an extremely efficient building with high targets for sustainability, comfort and occupant wellbeing. With a total floor area of about two million square feet, it will require a high volume of services and systems designed with built-in flexibility to accommodate the many as-yet undecided facilities and office layouts required by future tenants.