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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.

Finsbury Square – Broadgate – new photo from 12 Nov 2012:
Finsbury Square building
photograph © Adrian Welch

26 Jul 2011

Broadgate Redevelopment

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.

Broadgate Tower
photograph © Adrian Welch

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.

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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.

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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.

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If EH do list the Broadgate development the final decision rests with UK Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

5 Broadgate Development
Design: make architects
5 Broadgate Building
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5 Broadgate Development

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

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Famous and celebrated piece of urban design, focused on the circular ice rink-cum-piazza: 13 buildings

RIBA Awards : RIBA Award National overall winner 1991

Major development in late eighties

Broadgate Tower – see 201 Bishopsgate
Dates built: 2007/08
Design: SOM Architects

Photographs © Adrian Welch Sep 2008:
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No.1 Finsbury, Broadgate – office building
Dates built: 1982-84
Design: Arup Associates
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Broadgate office building : Arup Associates

Broadgate redevelopment design : make architects

Location: Broadgate, London, England, UK

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Broadgate West II, Hackney, east London, UK
Date built: 2003
Building height: 13 storeys, 55m high

Broadgate Centre architect : Skidmore Owings & Merrill

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