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WilkinsonEyre's City tower scheme set for 10-storey growth spurt

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WilkinsonEyre has revealed proposals to increase the height of its already approved Prussian Blue tower in central London by 35m 

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 come back with revised designs, which stretch the tower upwards to 220m, increasing the lettable office space from 41,806m² to  52,954m².

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.

The reworked proposal, which will rub shoulders with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ (RSHP) Cheesegrater building, also features a viewing platform on the building’s top floor.

Described as part 10, 25 and 50 storeys, the new designs are currently out to public consultation.

Collage prussian blue

Collage prussian blue

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

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