Eric Parry Architects have put ahead revised plans for the One Undershaft tower in central London. A planning software for the challenge was first submitted to the Metropolis of London authority in 2016. The revised plans would make it the joint tallest constructing within the UK.
At almost 290 m tall it was initially deliberate be one of many tallest skyscrapers in Western Europe. The revised plans add an additional storey and 20m in peak, which might make it as tall as Renzo Piano’s Shard which is in the identical space of London.
In response to a press release from the architects, “the notable will increase within the need for extra wellbeing-led workplace area, and the Metropolis of London Company’s new ‘Vacation spot Metropolis’ initiative, the event group have taken the chance to rethink their method. The brand new proposals ship a extra wellbeing-led business area, with high-quality exterior areas, public opens areas, improved sustainability and a cultural and artistic supply.”
The brand new bigger design, which is backed by Singaporean developer Aroland Holdings, offers 160,000 sq. m. of workplace area and an additional 20,000 sq. m. of extra area, together with publicly accessible area.
The plans embody the demolition of the 28-storey Aviva Tower, which was constructed within the Sixties. The brand new planning software states the redesigned 1 Undershaft tower ‘follows a re-evaluation and response to the post-pandemic wants, revised market calls for, and the altering context and aspirations of the Metropolis of London’.