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201 Bishopsgate London

Broadgate Tower: Liverpool Street Building, New London Skyscraper design by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)

post updated 22 May 2023

Location: 201 Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, City of London, England, UK

Dates built: 2008/09

Design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill – SOM Architects

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201 Bishopsgate, Broadgate Tower steel structure
photographs © Adrian Welch, 2023

201 Bishopsgate & The Broadgate Tower

Photos © Keepclicking – from 10 Sep 2012:

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Broadgate Tower

Date built: 2005-09
Address: City of London
Height: 161 m (ref. CTBUH)
Opened: 2009
Floors: 33 + 13

Photos © Nick Weall, from 26 Jun 2010:

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Built at an estimated cost of £240m, this skyscraper building marked the next major phase of construction in the Broadgate estate that began in the 1980s to provide high-specification office space for the Square Mile (the City of London). The tower is situated in the northeast corner of the City of London, north of Liverpool Street station.

The Broadgate Tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM, headquartered in USA) and developed by British Land. It utilises air rights in the form of sitting on a large construction raft that has been built over the entrance to Liverpool Street station.

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As the Broadgate Tower lies over major railway lines heading into Liverpool Street, groundwork took longer than would normally be expected for a tower of this size, as all work had to be stopped whenever a train was in the vicinity of the station. However the steel core has the advantage of a quicker finish than a concrete core. It was the first skyscraper to be built in London since One Churchill Place at Canary Wharf.

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Photos © Adrian Welch, 17 Sep 2008:

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The 201 Bishopsgate skyscraper was completed in early 2009. Ancient artefacts were found during the building of the skyscraper, delaying its construction for several years.

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photographs © Adrian Welch, Sep 2008

Height: 288m / 945 ft high
Storeys: 63

201 Bishopsgate Liverpool Street Offices Building
photos © Nick Weall

199 & 201 Bishopsgate
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Adjacent buildings:

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photographs © Adrian Welch Sep 2008

Primrose Street building
Primrose Street building
photo © Nick Weall

Images Jun 2007:

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photos © Adrian Welch

35 storey tower
Total area: 822,000 sqft
For The British Land Company
The Broadgate Tower is 165m high – 3rd tallest building in the City of London
Tallest London building since One Churchill Place completed in 2004

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photos © Adrian Welch

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201 Bishopsgate London photographs taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request

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