The Scalpel Tower Lime Street Skyscraper

The Scalpel Skyscraper Building, Architect, 52-54 Lime Street Tower Project, Image

The Scalpel Tower Lime Street London

Building City of London Skyscraper, UK – design by Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF, Architects

post updated 28 Dec 2015

The Scalpel Lime Street Skyscraper, London

Design: Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF, Architects, USA

The Scalpel Skyscraper, City of London

Location: 52-54 Lime Street, City of London, England, UK

Status: building under construction

The Scalpel Tower Lime Street

This 38-storey tower was given planning approval back in January 2013.

The Scalpel Tower Lime Street

It is nicknamed The Scalpel due to its sharp design, using asymmetric facets. Later the tag became the building’s actual title.

Height: 190m / 620ft

The Scalpel Tower Lime Street

The building will be the European headquarters for the US insurance company WR Berkley.

In comparison Foster + Partners’ The Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe) is only 180m / 590ft high.

The Scalpel Tower Lime Street

The development is to contain more than 500,000 sqft (45,000 sqm) of commercial space. WR Berkley plan to use around 25% of the floor space.

The Scalpel Tower Lime Street

The building is due to be occupied by other leading specialist insurance professionals.

The tower is located on the corner of Lime Street and Leadenhall Street, adjacent to the Willis Building and opposite the Lloyd’s building.

The Scalpel Tower Lime Street

Developer: WRBC Development UK Limited
Structural Engineer: Arup
Main contractor: Skanska

Images courtesy of Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF

Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF

Location:52-54 Lime Street, London