Plans For The Tallest Building In London Revealed


Could a shadow soon be cast upon The Shard? It could and will as soon as London’s newest mega-skyscraper is completed. London is set to welcome a new tallest building in town, and your expectations should be as tall as the structure itself.

Plans were recently revealed for 1, Undershaft, designed by notable architect Eric Parry. You might know him at the guy responsible for the new City Of London office. You can expect Parry’s latest design to contradict all of our popular opinions on sky-scrapers.

“Most skyscrapers are used Monday to Friday but 1, Undershaft will be used seven days a week, with the public able to enjoy the new public square, viewing platform and restaurant every day. It will be the jewel in the crown of the City of London and something we hope Londoners will be very proud of,” Parry told The Telegraph.

1, Undershaft will boast 73-floors and stand at 309.6m high. Atop of the modern marvel guests will be able to enjoy a public viewing gallery, a restaurant, and panoramic views of the stunning city. Underneath visitors will find a large square that will act as a public community space. The new tallest tower in London will sit opposite the famous Gherkin building, on the soon-to-be former site of The Aviva Tower.

“The City of London is proving it can yet again attract international investment in creating unique and important new buildings. This building will set new standards for the City in terms of comfort, quality, environmental sustainability and putting the public at the heart of the tower,” Parry also told The Telegraph.

1 Undershaft is poised to be a true reflection of the London of today. It’s modern, diverse, interactive and inviting to everyone.

Embargoed to 00.01am on Monday 7 December 2015 Design of 1 Undershaft unveiled as the City of London’s tallest building with new public square and free public viewing gallery Plans for the tallest building in the City of London have been unveiled by Eric Parry Architects in London. The 73 storey development at 1 Undershaft in the City of London will rise to 309.6m AOD (Above Ordnance Datum) crowning the new cluster of planned skyscrapers in the square mile. The proposed building also includes the creation of a large public square at the base of the tower and a free public viewing gallery, education centre and restaurant at the top of the tower. The design for the new tower has been commissioned by Singapore-based Aroland Holdings who are currently developing skyscrapers in capital cities around the world. The design has been penned by Eric Parry, the architect behind the acclaimed St Martin-in-the-Field project in London’s Trafalgar Square and the new City of London office development at 10 Fenchurch Avenue. DBOX creates strategy, design and content for the marketing of landmark properties around the globe. From our studios in London, Miami and New York, we work in close collaboration with many of the world's leading developers, investors and architects. Through the careful combination of craft and technology, we generate non-formulaic brands and experiences that are engaging, memorable and effective. A selection of our award-winning work can be seen at: DBOX’s work has been recognised by organisations including the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy® Awards), Communication Arts, The Art Directors Club, World Luxury Award, American Design Awards, and The International Property Awards, and has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, The Art Institute of Chicago and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.