The protected view of St Paul’s Cathedral from Fleet Street is one of the biggest reasons why the 220 metre-high Leadenhall Building tapers at a 10 degree angle, earning it the nickname ‘The Cheesegrater’ and why its future neighbour at 52 Lime Street, ‘The Scalpel’, leans back in the opposite direction. In this way, both remain hidden behind the cathedral dome. This same view was also a key consideration in the design of 40 Leadenhall Street, an 84,600 square metre development of between seven and 34 storeys that sits to the east of The Scalpel.