Construction On Walkie-Talkie Tower To Begin

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 163 months ago

Last Updated 20 October 2010

Construction On Walkie-Talkie Tower To Begin

The City's future skyline; the Walkie-Talkie tower is to the left

Work to build 20 Fenchurch Street, whose bulbous form has earned it the name Walkie-Talkie tower, should begin very shortly after a joint deal to finance the £500 million building was signed by Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group.

The 37-storey building will rise to 160 metres, putting it at roughly the same height as the Broadgate tower, but a little shorter than the Gherkin. It will have a publicly accessible "sky garden" on the top three floors, and is scheduled for completion in 2014.