New Skyscraper Proposed For Leadenhall Street

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 61 months ago
New Skyscraper Proposed For Leadenhall Street
DBOX for Henderson Global Investors and MAKE
DBOX for Henderson Global Investors and MAKE
DBOX for Henderson Global Investors and MAKE
DBOX for Henderson Global Investors and MAKE

The design for another skyscraper on Leadenhall Street has been unveiled, to join fellow tall buildings the Cheesegrater and 'The Scalpel'.

This one comes from the drawing board of Make Architects, for Henderson Global Investors, and is planned for 40 Leadenhall Street. It looks more like a series of staggered buildings at various heights, ranging from 7 to 34 storeys to "sensitively terrace down in southern views from and across the River Thames". The Standard thinks it looks like something from Gotham City. There's a grade II listed building at 19-21 Billiter Street which Henderson says will be restored as part of the wider scheme. The design also has space for over 1,000 bicycles and 20,000 sq ft for retail and restaurants.

The City of London will have to sign off, and you can see the plans at St Katherine Cree church today between 12-7pm. Expect to see Simon Jenkins, having an aneurysm.

Last Updated 17 September 2013