Description of 55 Gracechurch Street
55 Gracechurch Street is a proposed office development in the City of London EC3.
Tenacity has submitted a planning application to create a 32-storey tower on the southern boundary of the City Cluster of the City of London, comprising 25 floors of workspace over a six-storey podium and a 642m2 public garden.
The tower above the podium building would offer 30,436m2 GIA of flexible workspace over 24 floors. The floorplate size of 770m2 (8,250sq ft) is suitable for the large percentage of smaller organisations in the City, currently under-served.
The development would deliver:
- A highly sustainable workplace with floorplates for emerging City occupiers.
- Significant improvements in site permeability and pedestrian routes at ground level.
- A range of flexible and publicly accessible spaces at ground and first floor.
- A public garden terrace at level six offering new views over Central London.
- A building with the highest sustainability credentials and an extensive urban greening programme.
- An innovative and bespoke servicing strategy that embraces and supports the sustainable aspirations of the City and latest logistic technologies such as consolidation, cargo bike deliveries and overnight servicing.
- A shared-use space for the lift lids that can be used as valuable public realm during the daytime and for logistics movements overnight.
The existing prime office building is comprising c. 75,000 sq ft of offices arranged over 9 floors.
55 Gracechurch Street is located on the southern boundary of the Eastern City Cluster in the heart of the City of London.
2020 August - Planning application submitted for the demolition of all existing buildings and the erection of a new building comprising basement levels and ground floor plus 29 upper storeys (146mAOD) including office use (Class E), flexible retail use (Class E, drinking establishment (sui generis), hot food takeaway (sui generis)) a public viewing gallery and a garden terrace (sui generis), new pedestrian routes, cycle parking, servicing, refuse and plant areas, public realm improvements, and other works associated with the development. The proposal would provide 34,004m2 gea of Class E offices; 2486m2 gea flexible retail use (Class E, drinking establishment (sui generis), hot food takeaway (sui generis); 1573sq.m sui generis public viewing gallery and garden; total floorspace 38,063m2 gea; overall height 146.05m2 AOD. Developer: Tenacity; Architect: Fletcher Priest Architects. City of London ref. no. 20/00671/FULEIA.
2018 - Tenacity and its partners completed the acquisition in August 2018.
1992 - Building designed by Sheppard Robson Architects completes.