The Garden at 120 is opening to the public today 15th February 2019.
It is the largest rooftop public space in the City of London.
The viewing platform on level 15 at Fen Court offers exceptional 360-degree views of the City and greater London and is free for members of the public to visit, with no booking required.
Fen Court includes retail offering at the lower levels, a 14-floor restaurant and dedicated public lifts which lead directly to The Garden at 120, which plays host to pergola planting with fruit trees, Italian wisteria, seating, a water feature and a coffee hut.
The 207-capacity rooftop garden will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm for two 6-week trial periods.
Monday to Friday access will be available starting tomorrow, between 10 am and 6.30 pm over Winter (October 1 to March 31) and between 10 am and 9 pm during the Spring and Summer months (April 1 to September 30).
Chris Hayward, Chairman of the Planning and Transportation Committee at the City of London Corporation, commented:
“I am delighted to add to the 60 green roofs in the Square Mile with this venue, which offers a peaceful retreat from busy City streets and views of some of the world’s most recognisable landmarks.
“I especially look forward to the warmer months when the garden will be in full-bloom, complementing the success and popularity of the SkyGarden at 20 Fenchurch Street and the roof terrace at One New Change as a weekend destination for Londoners and visitors alike.
“Fen Court is an exemplar of the type of developments that the draft local plan ‘City Plan 2036’ proposes for the future of the City. With a free public space, a pedestrian route between Fenchurch Street and Fenchurch Avenue creating more space at ground level, and the garden, which goes above and beyond our urban greening proposals.”
Eric Parry, the founder of Eric Parry Architects, the designer of The Garden at 120 alongside landscape architects Latz+Partner, commented: “Fen Court is a building that represents a sustained dialogue between the planning authority, the client and the architect to create a building that is more than the sum of its architectural parts. It is a civic as well as a commercial building and it creates a new convivial horizon within the emerging taller buildings of the Eastern cluster.”
Tina Paillet, Senior Executive at Generali Real Estate, added:
“It is a pleasure for Generali Real Estate to welcome the public to The Garden at 120. The garden is the crowning achievement of Fen Court, an innovative development where new technologies blend with tradition and nature to create a unique office and retail environment that will benefit both occupiers and visitors.
“The building is recognisable at a glance and is destined to become a City of London landmark. We hope that this peaceful garden, with its canopy of Wisteria provides a new refuge in the City, providing a place of calming respite for City workers as well as habitat for the City’s birds and insects.”
See more at www.thegardenat120.com