A 35-storey construction at 2 Finsbury Avenue was approved by the City of London Corporation. The office-led scheme, by British Land and GIC (Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund), will form part of the wider Broadgate complex.
It consists of a 12-storey podium that links a 35-storey East Tower with a 20-storey West Tower. 3XN is the architect for the project while Sir Robert McAlpine is expecting to take on the construction.
McAlpine will work as the sole contractor on British Land’s 10-year Broadgate framework under a £1.5bn investment programme. Besides, Ramboll is structural and building services engineer, and the project manager is Gardiner & Theobald.
The development offers more than 83,000 sqm of office floorspace, 700 sqm of retail space and 2,100 sqm of learning space. A new north-south pedestrian route will be created with wide pavements and connects Finsbury Avenue Square to Sun Street.
The scheme is targeting BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ through high sustainability standards including the adoption of Circular Economy and Whole Life Carbon Principles. The design has been assessed by the City’s new Thermal Comfort Index.
Starting from start-ups to medium sized businesses, all the business owners can be able to occupy the spaces in the building. The 38-storey tower at 2 Finsbury Avenue is the third tall building to receive planning permission in the Square Mile in 2021.