201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower

201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower
201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower
201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower

Project Facts
  • Completion Year 2008
  • Design Finish Year 2002
  • Size Site Area: 2.30 acres Building Height: 585 feet Number of Stories: 33 Building Gross Area: 106,409
  • Rentable Area 75927
  • Awards
    2010, Divine Detail Award: Special Recognition, AIA – Chicago Chapter 2010, New City Architecture Award, Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects 1992, Unbuilt Design Award: Honor Award, AIA – Chicago Chapter 2009, Building Excellence Award: Best Commercial Project, London District Surveyors Association 2009, Building Excellence Award: Best Structural Engineering Innovation, London District Surveyors Association 2009, Best Commercial Building: Over £1M, LABC 2009, Award for Commercial or Retail Structures: Commendation, Institution of Structural Engineers 2009, Best Tall Building Europe, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)
  • Collaborators
    Jaros, Baum & Bolles Dewar Partnership Sandy Brown Gordon Ingram Associates Dp9 Francis Golding (Townscape Consultant) Cityscape (Specialty: View Modeling & Images) Environ Uk Limited Arup Transport Lendlease Molas Emc Consultants Ltd. (Specialty: Emi Consultant) Aedas Broadgate Estates Limited British Land Arup Wind Arup (Specialty: Logistics Consultant - Waste Management) Herbert Smith (Specialty: Planning Legals) Don Butler Associates Ltd. (Specialty: Aviation Consultant) Miller Hare Wordsearch Edco Design London Limited Davis Langdon M3 Consulting
Project Facts
  • Completion Year 2008
  • Design Finish Year 2002
  • Size Site Area: 2.30 acres Building Height: 585 feet Number of Stories: 33 Building Gross Area: 106,409
  • Rentable Area 75927
  • Awards
    2010, Divine Detail Award: Special Recognition, AIA – Chicago Chapter 2010, New City Architecture Award, Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects 1992, Unbuilt Design Award: Honor Award, AIA – Chicago Chapter 2009, Building Excellence Award: Best Commercial Project, London District Surveyors Association 2009, Building Excellence Award: Best Structural Engineering Innovation, London District Surveyors Association 2009, Best Commercial Building: Over £1M, LABC 2009, Award for Commercial or Retail Structures: Commendation, Institution of Structural Engineers 2009, Best Tall Building Europe, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)
  • Collaborators
    Jaros, Baum & Bolles Dewar Partnership Sandy Brown Gordon Ingram Associates Dp9 Francis Golding (Townscape Consultant) Cityscape (Specialty: View Modeling & Images) Environ Uk Limited Arup Transport Lendlease Molas Emc Consultants Ltd. (Specialty: Emi Consultant) Aedas Broadgate Estates Limited British Land Arup Wind Arup (Specialty: Logistics Consultant - Waste Management) Herbert Smith (Specialty: Planning Legals) Don Butler Associates Ltd. (Specialty: Aviation Consultant) Miller Hare Wordsearch Edco Design London Limited Davis Langdon M3 Consulting

The Broadgate Tower and 201 Bishopsgate stand prominently within the renowned Broadgate business district in the City of London. SOM has been active in the district since it began to take shape in the 1980s, designing public space enhancements and many key buildings.

At 33 stories, The Broadgate Tower ranks among London’s tallest structures. The office building features double-deck elevators and, thanks to side-mounted cores, desirable open floor plates. Located near Liverpool Street Station, the tower was built above rail tracks and shares a 2.3-acre deck with 201 Bishopsgate, its shorter counterpart. Structural steel struts crisscrossing the glass facades of both buildings give them a rigorous, expressive quality.

A covered passageway with shops and cafes stretches between the two structures. Trees in and around the galleria help create a relaxed atmosphere. Sustainable features in both buildings include heat-recovery systems and lighting that dims in response to daylight levels.