Description of 2-3 Finsbury Avenue
2-3 Finsbury Avenue is a 32-storey 168m office development in London EC2.
A development by Bluebutton Properties Ltd - a 50/50 joint venture between British Land and GIC.
The existing building was completed in 1986.
2018 March - Planning permission granted for:
Demolition of existing buildings and construction of a building arranged over three basement floors, ground and 32 upper floors plus mezzanine and three rooftop plant levels (168.4m AOD) to provide office accommodation (Class B1) (61,867sq.m); flexible retail uses (for either class A1, A2 or A3) at part ground and mezzanine levels (4,250sq.m GIA); cafe/restaurant uses (Class A3) at 13th floor level (1,291sq.m); flexible retail uses (for either class A1 or A3) at part ground floor level (248sq.m); a flexible space for office, conferencing, events and/or leisure use (for either Class B1, D1 or D2) at 13th to 18th floor levels (5,333sq.m) and a publicly accessible roof terrace and associated facilities at 13th floor level; hard and soft landscaping works; servicing facilities; and other works incidental to the development (total floor area 85,378sq.m GIA). City of London ref. no. 16/00149/FULEIA.
2017- British Land signs new technology occupiers for Broadgate with Starling Bank, the first mobile-only bank to launch a current account, and Innovate Finance, the UK membership association for the global FinTech community, in total taking 16,000 sq ft of space. These new occupiers join the digital team from Kingfisher, which leased 25,000 sq ft of space for a two-year term through our flexible workspace brand, Storey, within the building, reinforcing this location’s emerging reputation as a technology and creative hub.