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
This 38-storey tower was given planning approval back in January 2013.
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 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 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 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.
Developer: WRBC Development UK Limited
Structural Engineer: Arup
Main contractor: Skanska
Images courtesy of Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF
Location:52-54 Lime Street, London