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British Land plans 37-storey net zero City tower

30 November 2020

Developer British Land has submitted plans to build a 37-storey tower at its Broadgate development in the City of London, which aims to be net zero carbon in construction and operation.

The tower has been designed by Danish architect 3XN and will replace two buildings at 2-3 Finsbury Avenue with at least 83,301 sq m of modern office space.

The development will be made of three elements: a 13-storey ‘podium’, a 22-storey west tower, and the 37-storey east tower. The maximum height of the west tower will be 115m, and the east tower will be 170m.

Construction is expected to take six years, based on “reasonable assumptions” made by Sir Robert McAlpine, which has already undertaken the majority of work for British Land on the Broadgate redevelopment. A contractor for the scheme has not yet been appointed, by McAlpine is working as British Land’s demolition and construction adviser.

Ramboll is working as structural engineer on the project, with Gardiner & Theobald as project manager.