London’s ever-changing skyline is about to receive another mind-blowing addition. Revived plans for an all-new skyscraper entitled One Undershaft have been released after the planning application was officially submitted to the City of London. The towering building is set to rival The Shard, planning to reach the maximum height allowed for skyscrapers in the city.
It will rise to a height of 309.6m and tower over a new cluster of planned skyscrapers being developed in the area. As well as being tied as the city’s tallest with The Shard, the proposed building will also boast some exciting features that are totally unique to the building.
From gorgeous public and green spaces, both on the ground and up in the air, to world-class office accommodation and flexible workspaces, this swanky office building has bigger plans to become one of London’s landmark attractions.
You can expect world-class restaurants, a podium garden floating in the sky, the city’s highest public viewing gallery, plus so much more. The Museum of London are also planning to take over a section of the building, with two floors of ‘educational spaces’ to discover more about the capital’s fascinating history.
The all-new location for the Museum of London will be located on floor 72, and be directly linked to the rooftop viewing gallery at level 73, promising to provide some of the most unique views of the city.
Architect Eric Parry said in a statement, “The new scheme will still be the tallest in the city cluster and retains the upper floors for educational and public access through a collaboration with the Museum of London.”
“The revised proposals will enable us to deliver a more sustainable building with enhanced urban greening.”
One Undershaft will be located on Leadenhall Street, with renowned neighbours like the Cheesegrater, the Gherkin, and more. The building is expected to be complete in 2030, so keep your eyes peeled online and on-site to see if you can witness any developments.
To stay up to date on this exciting project, click here to visit One Undershaft’s website. Or, if you’re looking for some fantastic viewing platforms in anticipation, click here or the link below for our full round-up of London’s best views.