Design for London’s Second Tallest Skyscraper Finally Revealed

Developers Axa Real Estate and Lipton Rogers have unveiled the design of the project that will soon become London’s second tallest skyscraper.
22 Bishopgate

London, England—Developers Axa Real Estate and Lipton Rogers have unveiled the design of the project that will soon become London’s second tallest skyscraper. Located in London’s financial district, 22 Bishopgate will feature 62 floors and more than 1.4 million square feet of space. Upon completion, the tower will have a height of 912 feet, only 104 feet shy from the tallest building in London and the European Union, The Shard.

The tower was designed by PLP Architecture and will rise on the site of The Pinnacle, a project that was abandoned in 2012, mid-construction. Once finalized, 22 Bishopgate will accommodate more than 12,000 people. Amenities of the tower include cafés and food outlets, a conference center, a medical center, a library, a wellness suite, specialized sports facilities and a public viewing gallery at the top of the tower.

“Our commitment to develop 22 Bishopgate is driven by London’s status as one of the preeminent world cities and its continued capacity to generate employment and growth. As with our other projects, 22 Bishopgate has an underlying commitment to create a sustainable building environmentally, socially and economically. This investment is being made for the long term and—along with public and private investment into the local transport and infrastructure, we believe will continue to strengthen central London’s position as an international business station,” said Anne Kavanagh, global head of asset management and yransactions at AXA Real Estate.