Heron Tower, London Skyscraper Building, Photo, Design, Architect, Property, Height
Heron Tower London : Skyscraper Building
City of London Development – design by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
Heron Tower Building
Location: City of London – financial district
Photos © Keepclicking – added 10 Sep 2012:
New photo, from 1 Apr 2012:
11 Apr 2011
Heron Tower – Building Completion
Photograph © Adrian Welch, taken on 17 Sep 2011
New photos of this tall building by Matt Chung exclusive to e-architect:
Heron International and Skanska have announced that Heron Tower, the tallest building in the City of London, has reached practical completion.
The skyscraper building, which reaches 230 metres into the skyline, is located on Bishopsgate at the heart of the City, moments from Liverpool Street Station. This tall building provides 40,836 sq m of commercial office space, along with a restaurant and sky bar on levels 38-40.
Heron Tower is a state of the art development that sets new standards for office buildings. With an emphasis on quality and detail, the building has a number of unique features, including fully glazed double-decker lifts and Britain’s largest privately owned aquarium, which is situated in Heron Tower’s reception area and will contain 1200 fish of 67 different species when fully populated by summer 2011.
The building also has a BREEAM environmental and sustainability rating of ‘Excellent’ and its south façade is veiled with photovoltaic cells.
Gerald Ronson, Chief Executive of Heron International, said: “Heron Tower’s completion is a significant event not just for Heron but for the City of London as a whole. New, world class office developments play an important role in attracting international companies to the Square Mile, helping it to retain its status as the global financial capital.
“Heron Tower has taken more than 12 years from conception to completion but the results speak for themselves: this is a truly exceptional office development in one of the world’s best locations.”
11 Jan 2011
Heron Tower Building
110 Bishopsgate, London
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates – KPF
7 Mar 2010
Heron Tower – Construction Progress Update
Heron Tower – News
Update, Feb 2010 Height of tower exceeds Tower 42 to become the tallest building in City of London
Height: 230m high (incl. communications mast) ; 202m (excl. mast)
Construction Update – photos of the building, 1 Sep 2009:
Heron Tower – 110 Bishopsgate : Building Description
The design for Heron Tower at 110 Bishopsgate will provide highly flexible work space to support diverse tenant needs, including those of foreign and multi-national clients. Set on a prominent site at the junction of Bishopsgate and Camomile Streets within the growing commercial district on London’s west side, the building form organizes itself around a series of office “villages” with a triple-height atrium at the heart of each.
Unlike the earlier generation of tall buildings in the City whose monolithic forms are mute within their urban context, Heron Tower will be a transparent and articulate structure, tempering growing urban concerns associated with construction, operation and maintenance through the integration of innovative technology to promote environmental responsibility.
From the Bishopsgate approach, the building provides a marker to the northern edge of the city core. The face of the building reveals the organization of “villages” within, its richly textured northern elevation displaying the internal organization of stacked atria. To the south, a slender lift core is animated by the movement of glazed lift cars, two of which provide access to the new public restaurant at roof level. To the east and west, a highly transparent ventilated façade creates a bio-climatic, energy-efficient enclosure.
As a busy traffic island with narrow pavements, the project site is currently inhospitable to pedestrians. The redevelopment of the site will make significant improvements to circulation and access, including the opening of a pedestrian section of Houndsditch to the north. This space, animated by planting and cafés, will enhance the setting of the Grade 2* St. Botolph’s Church opposite, while an arcade along Bishopsgate will provide a generous footpath to the busy street.
Heron Tower London – Building Information
Client: Heron Property Corporation
Facility: Mixed-use Complex: Offices & Retail
Status: In Construction
Heron Tower Building : article about 110 Bishopsgate from Aug 2012
Heron Building – Awards
– MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards, Commendation/Tall Buildings Category (2008)
– Fire Safety Engineering Award (2009)
Heron Tower London images from Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Heron Tower London design : KPF
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Building close by to the Heron Tower, in the City of London financial district:
photo © Adrian Welch
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Heron Tower Building – 110 Bishopsgate