This new tower is bringing 28 floors of office accommodation, nearly 30,000ft² of retail space and a free public terrace to an important corner of the City of London. The 36-storey building will reside next to the Grade II*-listed Leadenhall Market, on the site of the ancient Roman Forum, an area home to several historic City structures, including the Lloyd’s building, St Michael’s Cornhill and St Peter upon Cornhill.
Our design embraces the heritage of this unique setting, and complements the surrounding architecture in scale, texture and proportion. The fins on the tower’s base, for example, echo the market’s vertical rhythms, while its silhouette – simple, calm and elegant – respectfully addresses the other tall buildings in City’s Eastern Cluster.
1 Leadenhall’s substantial retail offering and enhanced pedestrian environment will enliven this area of the Square Mile, showing its vibrant urban character. Importantly, its public terrace will reveal significant new views of the City’s historic architecture, from the 19th-century ironwork of the market’s rooftop to the medieval spires of St Michael’s.