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Broadgate Development London
Building Development in the City of London, England, UK
12 Dec 2012
Broadgate Immunity from Listing
The UK government has granted the remaining Broadgate development a certficate of immunity from listing. Previously – in July 2011 – the bulk of the buildings were given this status but not all.
26 Jul 2011
UK Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has granted majority of Broadgate buildings a certficate of immunity from listing. Therefore it allows the proposed 700,000 sqft development by make architects to proceed more easily.
Previously the London Evening Standard reported the possibility of listing five large offices surrounding the ice rink threatened proposals by British Land to build a £750 million HQ for UBS on the 16-block office complex adjacent Liverpool Street Station. Retention of two of the offices would have halted the British Land development.
Sir Stuart calls the UBS “engine block” – designed by architect of the moment Ken Shuttleworth – “the worst large building we have seen in the City for 20 years,”.
British Land and US fund Blackstone, who each own 50% of the 4.4 million square foot estate. They asked for immunity from listing for numbers 4 and 6 Broadgate Circle as a precaution against English Heritage springing a surprise listing before work starts in 2012. The granting of this Certificate of Immunity should have been a matter of routine.
In fact English Heritage, after consulting with preservation groups such as the 20th Century Society and a number of eminent architects, decided to widen the scope of the inquiry dramatically. English Heritage confirms it is “considering the Broadgate square development as a whole”. In other words, the rink as well as numbers 1, 2 and 8 Broadgate.
British Land made an application for a certificate of immunity from listing in autumn 2010 as a normal part of the process with a major application.
If EH do list the Broadgate development the final decision rests with UK Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.
5 Broadgate Development
Design: make architects
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5 Broadgate Development
Broadgate development – new office buildings around a circular public space, much discussed upon completion. The developer was Sir Stuart Lipton.
Broadgate Centre, City of London
Dates built: 1984-91
Architects: Arup Associates with Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Famous and celebrated piece of urban design, focused on the circular ice rink-cum-piazza: 13 buildings
Broadgate Centre : RIBA Award National overall winner 1991
Major development in late eighties
Broadgate Tower – see 201 Bishopsgate
Dates built: 2007/08
Design: SOM Architects
Broadgate redevelopment design : make architects
Location: Broadgate, London, England, UK
Contemporary London Building Designs
London Architecture Links – chronological list
Broadgate context : City of London
Broadgate development London building photographs taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)e-architect.com
Broadgate West II, Hackney, east London, UK
Date built: 2003
Building height: 13 storeys, 55m high
London Wall Place – Office Building
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London Wall Place : approval news for design by make architects
Buildings / photos for the Broadgate Development – City Office Photos page welcome