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CGI of The Tulip development designed by Foster + Partners.

CGI of The Tulip development designed by Foster + Partners.

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The Tulip - screen capture of the 3D film of the proposed development.

The Tulip - screen capture of the 3D film of the proposed development.

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Looking up at The Tulip - screen capture of the 3D film of the proposed development.

Looking up at The Tulip - screen capture of the 3D film of the proposed development.

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The Tulip - The upper part consists of 12 floors; screen capture of the 3D film of the proposed development.

The Tulip - The upper part consists of 12 floors; screen capture of the 3D film of the proposed development.

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Birdseye view of The Tulip next to The Gherkin - screen capture of the 3D film of the proposed development.

Birdseye view of The Tulip next to The Gherkin - screen capture of the 3D film of the proposed development.

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Pod lifts on top of The Tulip - screen capture of the 3D film of the proposed development.

Pod lifts on top of The Tulip - screen capture of the 3D film of the proposed development.

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The Tulip

Address:
Bury Street, London EC3A 5AX
Type:
Commercial
Completion:
Forthcoming
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Description of The Tulip

The Tulip is a planned development of a 305.3-metre tall visitor attraction next to The Gherkin on the land adjacent to 20 Bury Street in the City of London EC3.

Subject to the planning approval process, construction on The Tulip could begin in 2020 with completion projected for 2025.

Foster + Partners have been commissioned by Bury Street Properties (Luxembourg) S.A.R.L to design a purpose-built, visitor attraction/viewing gallery, incorporating a state of the art educational facility, that will complement and enhance the Gherkin and give visitors the opportunity to enjoy a curated entertainment experience in a unique setting.

The proposed development consists of the Tulip, the pavilion building and basement levels connecting both. The Tulip base extends above ground with a concrete core, the “stem”, which will extend up surpassing the height of the Gherkin. The upper part of the Tulip’s massing, the “top”, consists of 12 floors.

Floors 1 to 12 of the top include:
- Sky bar;
- Restaurant space;
- A free Education facility;
- Sky bridge / viewing gallery; and
- Plant room / back of house.

Timeline

Plans for The Tulip will be exhibited in early December 2018 for local residents, businesses and the general public.

2018 November - Planning application submitted for:
Demolition of existing building and structures and construction of a building to a height of 305.3m AOD for a mixed-use visitor attraction, including viewing areas [2,597sq.m GEA], an education facility [567sq.m GEA] (Sui Generis) and restaurant / bar use (Class A3/A4) [1,535sq.m GEA]; together with a retail unit at ground floor (Class A1); a new two-storey pavilion building [1,093sq.m GEA] (Sui Generis) comprising the principal visitor attraction entrance with retail at ground floor level (Class A1 / A3) [11sq.m GEA] and a public roof garden; provision of ancillary cycle parking, servicing and plant and alterations to the public realm. [Total Scheme Area: 17,441sq.m GEA]. Planning Consultant: DP9. Construction Consultant: Skanska. City of London ref. no. 18/01213/FULEIA

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Buildington
2018/12/04 18:32

Public Exhibition for The Tulip will take place on three days this week.

Opening Times at 20 Bury Street, London, EC3A 5AX:

Thursday 6th December, 2018 14.00 – 20.00
Friday 7th December, 2018 12.00 – 15.00
Saturday 8th December, 2018 10.00 – 13.00

Buildington
2018/11/19 18:01

A planning application was submitted to the City of London Corporation on 13 November 2018 for The Tulip, a new public cultural attraction which would be sited next to 30 St Mary Axe, also known as The Gherkin.

This project is proposed by J. Safra Group and Foster + Partners, owners and architects respectively of 30 St Mary Axe.

Deriving its name from its nature-inspired form, The Tulip would enhance The Gherkin, one of London’s most cherished and recognisable buildings and offer a new state-of-the-art cultural and educational resource for Londoners and tourists.

Contributing to the City’s Culture Mile Since the turn of the Millennium, London’s skyline has matured with new high-rise buildings that reflect its growth as a global financial hub. In addition, the City of London Corporation has been driving proposals to enliven the Square Mile by creating a Culture Mile with world-class tourist facilities.

The proposal for a unique 305.3-metre-high visitor attraction reflects a desire to build public engagement within the City and enhance The Gherkin’s public offering. The Tulip promises wide cultural and economic benefits with a diverse programme of events.

A classroom in the sky A key feature will be the education facility within the top of The Tulip, offering 20,000 free places per year for London’s state school children. This educational resource, provided by the J. Safra Group, will deliver national curriculum topics using innovative tools to bring to life the city’s history and dynamism, inspiring the creative young minds of tomorrow.

The Tulip seeks to provide an unparalleled vantage point to view London from a height of around 300 metres. The viewing galleries will offer visitors an engaging experience with sky bridges, internal glass slides and gondola pod rides on the building’s façade that will appeal to people across all age
groups. Visitors will benefit from interactive materials and briefings from expert guides about the history of London. Complementing the experience will be a sky bar and restaurants with 360-degree views of the city.

Completed in 2004, 30 St Mary Axe, now popularly known as The Gherkin, made a positive contribution at ground level by breathing life into its surroundings. The Tulip seeks to extend the site’s public realm further. A new pocket park is proposed alongside a two-storey pavilion offering a publicly accessible rooftop garden. Together with green walls this increases the site’s green surface area by 8.5 times, supporting the Mayor’s goal for London to be the world’s first National Park City.

Public access will also be considerably improved with the removal of over half of the existing perimeter walls around The Gherkin.

The Tulip’s soft bud-like form and minimal building footprint reflects its reduced resource use, with high performance glass and optimised building systems reducing its energy consumption. Heating and cooling is provided by zero combustion technology while integrated photovoltaic cells generate energy on site.

The Tulip and The Gherkin will bring life to the City of London at all times of the day and evening, seven days a week. This creates opportunities for a diverse range of businesses to operate out-of office hours, bringing real economic and social benefits for the local community and for London. The Tulip will offer an outstanding venue to host cultural, educational, business and technology events.

Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman, Foster + Partners commented: “Continuing the pioneering design of 30 St Mary Axe, the Tulip is in the spirit of London as a progressive, forward-thinking city. It offers significant benefits to Londoners and visitors as a cultural and social landmark
with unmatched educational resources for future generations.”

Jacob J. Safra added: “We are delighted to benefit from the exceptional talent of Foster + Partners in bringing to London this world-class visitor attraction. The Tulip’s elegance and soft strength complements the iconic Gherkin. We are confident in London’s role as a global city and are proud to
offer its schoolchildren a state-of-the-art classroom in the sky to appreciate London’s history and dynamism.”

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