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WilkinsonEyre submits plans for 10-storey taller City tower

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WilkinsonEyre has submitted revised plans that increase by 35m the height of its already approved Prussian Blue tower in central London 

Two years ago the practice won planning for a ‘stacked’ three-block scheme, featuring a 40-storey, 185m-tall centrepiece skyscraper, for the site at the corner of Leadenhall Street and Bishopsgate in the City’s Eastern Cluster of tall buildings.

But now WilkinsonEyre and developers Mitsubishi Estate London and Stanhope have lodged a new application which stretches the tower upwards to 220m, increasing the lettable office space from 41,806m² to  52,954m².

A spokesperson from the development team said: ‘Following consultation with key stakeholders, we have worked closely with our development team, including Stanhope, WilkinsonEyre, Arup and Gerald Eve, to ensure the revised scheme is appropriate within the context of its increasingly high-density City of London location.”

Although the ‘stepped form’ of the building has been retained, the practice claims the designs have evolved to echo the scale of three recently consented neighbouring skyscraper schemes: Eric Parry Architects’ 1 Undershaft;  PLP’s 22 Bishopsgate; and Make’s 1 Leadenhall.

Described as part 10, 25 and 50 storeys, the reworked proposal, which will rub shoulders with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’  Cheesegrater building, also features a viewing platform on the building’s top floor.

Collage prussian blue

Collage prussian blue

Original consented design 2015 (left); revised design 2017 (right)

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