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Old September 6th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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LONDON | 52-54 Lime Street | 192m | 39 fl | 17 fl | Prep

Kohn Pederson Fox's new skyscraper design for American insurance giant W.R Berkley in the City of London has been unveiled at 52-54 Lime Street.

The scheme will be 39 floors above ground with a height of 192.1 metres, that in the spirit of previous proposals should perhaps be nicknamed "the scapel" due to its look. The prismic looking scheme features full floor to ceiling glazing and approximately 58,000 square metres of floor space over 35 floors.

Floor plates for office accommodation will be about 2,000 square metres at the lowest part of the building where the footprint is widest, a figure equivalent to half a football field, and reduce to about 900 square metres on the upper floors as it tapers.

Building services will be provided by a southern facing core, the positioning of which will help with the solar shading of the office space.

At ground level there will be landscaped space that helps slot the project into the existing area around the Willis Building that will allow for the creation of a new public space of a quarter of an acre in size. A ground floor retail outlet in the form of a café inspired by the original Lloyds Coffee House that birthed the insurance industry will bound onto the plaza providing al-fresco seating.

The proposal is just the latest tower for insurance companies in the area that is creating a financial industry cluster - Aon has taken the Leadenhall Building over the road, the Willis Group are next door in their tower, Lloyds of London stands a stones throw away, Aviva are on St Helen's and Swiss Reinsurance occupy the Gherkin.

If planning permission is awarded by the City of London, construction is expected to begin in 2013, with the development completed in 2017




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Old September 6th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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This is in the space between Fenchurch St building and the main City cluster right? It should help to connect the walky-talky with the rest. I like it, hopefully more renders soon.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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Great building! I like this design! Go London!
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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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Nice design. Changed the title to 192m. 192.1 seems a bit unnecessary.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:01 AM   #5
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Another masterpiece for the City!
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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:07 AM   #6
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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:17 AM   #7
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+1 the city is getting a huge collection of some of the world's finest quality skyscrapers.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:46 AM   #8
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I agree!!
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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:09 AM   #9
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This is in the space between Fenchurch St building and the main City cluster right? It should help to connect the walky-talky with the rest. I like it, hopefully more renders soon.
Unfortunately not, but it will still help to bulk out the cluster a little bit.

It'll probably appear slightly shorter than this, but it shows the location anyway:
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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:31 AM   #10
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They should replace that ugly building with the curved roofs into a nice modern skyscraper to help fill the gap.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #11
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Here we can see the current building standing on the plot with the adjacent Leadenhall building U/C.

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Old September 9th, 2012, 08:15 PM   #12
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Wow looks a beast london is way ahead of any uk city
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Here we can see the current building standing on the plot with the adjacent Leadenhall building U/C.
Boo I was admiring that building the other day becuase its stone cladding gives the area a break from the glass and makes it less sterile than other finacial areas around the world... At least its seems to be being replaced by something high quality...

Why am i not feeling more exited?!
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Wow looks a beast london is way ahead of any uk city
london alone has nearly 14 million population and majority of financial services are based there. so, it is indeed the most important city in the country.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #16
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Kohn Pedersen Fox planning new W.R.Berkley Corporation European HQ

W. R. Berkley Corporation, one of the world’s premier property casualty insurance providers, is in the process of planning a major new European headquarters at 52-54 Lime Street in the heart of London. The company will be funding the 35-storey building themselves, which will draw together all of W. R. Berkley’s London presence into one place. The firm's employees will initially occupy approximately 25% of the building, as other occupiers have already expressed interest in the project.

Designed by multi-award winning international architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), who also designed London's Heron Tower, the planned building is approximately 190m tall, consisting of 35 floors of offices above ground and mezzanine levels with an additional two basement and two roof plant levels. Entrance to the building will be accessed via Leadenhall Street and from a new public square.

The floor plates will range in size from 9,000 sq ft to 22,000 sq ft and are arranged around a side core located to the south side of the building, which optimises floor plate dimensions, limits solar gain and offers views of London to the, north, east, west and south west.

The public space created by this development will include a ‘square’ of approximately 11,000 sq ft, which will complement the existing precinct around the Willis Building. The space will include public seating and planting as well as potential space for public art, and tables linked to a specialist ground floor coffee shop, echoing the 17th century origins of the specialist insurance markets at Lloyds Coffee House.

With Lloyd’s of London and Willis adjacent to the new public square and Aon to occupy 122 Leadenhall Street, W.R. Berkley’s new European headquarters will effectively create a global ‘HQ’ of the insurance industry in London. KPF’s work is being led by Bill Pedersen, one of the world’s most decorated architects and seven time winner of the American Institute of Architects National Honour Award.

William Berkley, founder and chairman of W.R. Berkley Corporation commented: “This major investment is a signal of our belief and confidence in London as the centre of the global insurance market. Creating a new European headquarters on Lime Street, alongside of some of the largest companies in the industry, is an affirmation of the City of London as the centre of the insurance and reinsurance industries.” Work on the project is scheduled to start by 2013 and it is anticipated that the development could be ready for occupation by 2017.

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Old October 8th, 2012, 05:27 PM   #17
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Beautiful tower. It looks like a mini version of KPF's Hudson Yards tower.
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Old October 9th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #18
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I lve the design. This will add to a great cluster in the City of London.
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Indeed a perfect design for that spot.
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Application has been approved by the City of London planning dept..

No Pre-let required as this is being built by the occupiers, insurer W.R Berkley..

Work on site to start later this year,completion in 2017.

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