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View to The Heron from in front of The Ropemaker Place office building.

View to The Heron from in front of The Ropemaker Place office building.

25. September 2013
The Heron in September 2013.

The Heron in September 2013.

25. September 2013
Advertisement for The Heron in Homes & Property section of Evening Standard newspaper 14. November 2012

Advertisement for The Heron in Homes & Property section of Evening Standard newspaper 14. November 2012

14. November 2012
Screen capture of The Heron website at in November 2012

Screen capture of The Heron website at in November 2012

15. November 2012
View to the construction of The Heron from London Wall.

View to the construction of The Heron from London Wall.

March 4. 2012

The Heron

5 Moor Lane, London EC2Y 9BH
Mixed use
Summer 2013

Description of The Heron

The Heron is a 36 floor residential tower in London EC2.

The façade appears as a large scale mosaic, featuring panels of clear, opaque black and dark grey glass and silver anodised aluminium, all outlined with polished stainless steel.

The resulting surface is highly reflective and visually exciting. Creative architectural concepts enhance the interior spaces. Prudent positioning of supporting columns allow for fully glazed corners to the apartments, providing exceptional views.

Sustainability Features
As far as possible, the development utilises the Citigen Combined Heat and Power system for heating, cooling and hot water. This highly efficient strategy effectively reduces the carbon footprint of the development. The need for artificial cooling due to solar gain is minimised by a system of ‘brise soleil' balconies and screening on the south and west facades of the building. Carefully monitored, sustainable construction methods will lessen the impact on the local community; noise, emissions and disruption will be kept to a minimum.

- Concierge
- The landscaped roof garden provides residents and their guests with a peaceful refuge in a unique and tranquil setting overlooking the City.
- Private club for residents and their guests to socialise, relax, work and play. The club floor includes a stylish bar with café dining, a screening room to watch special events and the latest movies on DVD, and a private dining / meeting room with conferencing and business facilities. A private gym with facilities for personal training is located on this level.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

The lower floors of The Heron house new, state-of-the-art facilities for the world renowned Guildhall School of Music & Drama. The custom designed building accommodates exceptional performance spaces: a 608 seat concert hall, 227 seat theatre and studio theatre in addition to space for teaching and support services. Combined with its neighbour, the Barbican Arts Centre, it is be an international cultural destination thereby enhancing the prestige of the residential tower.

The School's impressive list of alumni includes: Daniel Craig, Honor Blackman, Orlando Bloom, Sir James Galway, Jacqueline du Pré, Sir George Martin, Ewan McGregor and Bryn Terfel, to name but a few.

Source: 2013

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News: (5)

New Italian restaurant Caterina55 will open at The Heron in June!

Source: Big Hospitality

22/05/2014 19:44 by Buildington

Stuart Penney takes a Google Glass tour of the City's most luxurious penthouse with amazing views of the Square Mile

01/04/2014 14:45 by Buildington

Over 200 of the 285 apartments within the development have now been sold ahead of completion in 2013. Prices for the available apartments start from £499,000.

15/11/2012 14:48 by Buildington

80 per cent of the apartments have been sold. Prices vary from £495,000 for a one-bedroom flat to £3.25million. Read more from The Telegraph

21/09/2012 23:09 by Buildington

Excerpts from The Heron Spring 2011 Newsletter.

The Heron has featured in a number of articles over the past few months. Here are just some of the things people have been saying about the development.

“Right from the start, The Heron has focused on the highest standards of architecture, aesthetics, interior design, eco-awareness and service. Quite simply, it aims to redefine luxury.”
— GQ

“Something magical is happening in the City”
— Vogue

“Sleek skyscraper with 284 luxurious apartments”
— London Evening Standard

“Suddenly, EC2 is one of the capital’s most desirable postcodes”
— Tatler

Sales update

Almost 60% of the apartments have now been sold.

Unsurprisingly given their unique location and impressive quality, interest in The Heron has been very strong. Almost 60% of the apartments have now been sold and further apartments have been released, with properties up to the 30th floor now available to purchase with prices from £490,000.

There is now an iPad app for The Heron. As well as providing apartment details and prices, there is an interactive presentation featuring sophisticated graphics, stunning illustrations and impressive movies.

The marketing suite, The Heron Pavilion, is open seven days a week offering models, videos, images and examples of fittings, fixtures and materials. You can find out more at, by calling 0845 533 8000 or e-mailing

Construction update

The main tower core continues to rise intothe skyline.

Sir Robert McAlpine has constructed the main tower core on the east side of the development to level 18 and is on programme to continue this up to level 35 by early summer 2011, providing a prominent visual signature for the site. The floor plates to the tower will be constructed progressively ‘level by level’ over the next 18-months.

The basement, mezzanine and ground floor concrete works have been completed as programmed and the Guildhall School is beginning to take shape above ground floor level, particularly on the eastern half of the site where the theatre structure is now clearly visible. The large temporary structures that were providing restraint to the surrounding roads during the basement excavation works have been removed now that the permanent support structures are in place. The structural steelwork which forms the framework of the various performance spaces within the School will commence in April 2011.

Care continues to be taken to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses and the site has been praised by the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Measures implemented to reduce the impact of The Heron’s construction on the local environment include a full time Neighbourhood Liaison Manager, continuous noise monitoring and a one-way traffic system introduced to avoid congestion.

You can now view the progress online at where a webcam takes a still image of the construction site every 15 minutes. It will record the progress of the build until The Heron is completed in 2013.


10/04/2011 18:00 by Buildington

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