Mitsubishi Goes Full Throttle in London

A 40-story office tower proposed by Mitsubishi Estate London is now one step closer to reality.
Prussian Blue

London, England—A 40-story office tower proposed by Mitsubishi Estate London is now one step closer to reality.

The Japanese company has received planning permission from the City of London to develop a 769,727-square-foot tower at 6-8 Bishopsgate and 150 Leadenhall St., The Evening Standard reports. The tower will be located in the city’s skyscraper-riddled Eastern Cluste area and will exceed the threshold for the BREEAM NC 2014 “Excellent” rating.

“This project is a major investment signaling Mitsubishi Estate’s confidence in the City of London as a world financial centre,”said Naoki Umeda, managing director & CEO of Mitsubishi Estate London. “We are delighted that we will now be able to deliver a striking landmark building for London that will further enhance its global appeal.”

Dubbed Prussian Blue, the tower was designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and will incorporate a blend of office space, ground-floor and mezzanine retail, as well as a public viewing gallery on the top floor. The team working on the project also includes development manager Stanhope plc, structural engineer Arup and cost consultant Alinea. Gerald Eve also advised on planning for Prussian Blue.

Rendering courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Architects