Tenacity has submitted a 33-storey office block plan in London’s Square Mile. The Hong Kong developer said it was backing the London office market in the belief that Covid-19 has changed the expectation of what good office buildings must offer.
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox has designed the new office scheme and the plan comprises three glazed office elements split vertically with planted balconies. This 155m tower will be stepped giving the impression of three slender tapered towers.
The construction site replaces Marks and Spencer building on the corner of Gracechurch Street and Fenchurch Street. It is in the city close to the Walkie-Talkie. The main tower elements will sit above a six-storey podium with a large open space ground floor atrium inspired by the Roman forum which once occupied the site.
The timeline for demolition works is expected to take place at the start of 2022 while the Construction would kick off in early 2023 with Spring 2027 set to be the estimated completion timeframe.