99 Bishopsgate London, Property, Hammerson Office Development, Location, Building
99 Bishopsgate, London
City Offices Development, England, UK – design by GMW Architects
7 Nov 2012
99 Bishopsgate London
Design: GMW Architects
Owner:Brookfield Office Properties
Height: 104 m (341 ft)
Address: 99 Bishopsgate, London EC2
Photo © Adrian Welch, Nov 2012
Acquired by Hammerson in 1993, and extensively reconstructed in 1995, 99 Bishopsgate provides 26 floors of high specification office accommodation totalling 31,200 m².
Principal tenants include Deutsche Bank and Latham & Watkins. Hammerson carried out a refurbishment of the top five floors of the tower, totalling 5,000 m2, in 2006, and successfully re-let the space to Charles River Associates and existing tenant Latham & Watkins.
99 Bishopsgate Tower – Building Information
Size: 31,200 m²
Ownership: Hammerson 100%
No of tenants: 7
Average rent: £580/m²
Location: Wormwood St, corner with Bishopsgate, just north of Tower 42
99 Bishopsgate London – Information from Hammerson PR in 271107
99 Bishopsgate is a commercial skyscraper in London. It is located on Bishopsgate, in the City of London financial district. The building is 104 m (341 ft) high and has 25 office floors, with a total net letable floor space of circa 30,000 sqm (322,900 sqft). There are 3 plant floors at levels LG, 14 and 27.
The original core and steelwork was completed in 1976. At the time, it had the fastest lifts in Europe, running at up to 6.5 metres per second. The building was occupied solely by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) until the organisation moved to 8 Canada Square at Canary Wharf (that building subsequently became known as the HSBC Tower).
99 Bishopsgate was extensively damaged in 1993 by a truck bomb exploded by the Provisional IRA, which also damaged the neighbouring Tower 42.
The building was fully refurbished over a period of 14 months, which resulted in substantially improved cladding and a façade overrun which increased its overall height slightly. Larger, open plan floorplates were also created. It re-opened in mid-1995 as a multi-let office tower and is currently owned (leasehold) by Hammerson and managed by CBRE Group. It is occupied by both the legal and investment banking sectors; current occupiers include CRA International, Deutsche Bank, Latham & Watkins, Universities Superannuation Scheme, and the Korea Development Bank.
A public right of way exists through the building as part of the City of London ‘highwalk’ system, connecting a pedestrian bridge over London Wall to the walkways around Tower 42.
Location: 99 Bishopsgate, London, England, UK
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