The 201 Bishopsgate and The Broadgate Tower designed by SOM is located in London, EC2, United Kingdom. The development is already underway and on programme for completion in 2008. The steel frame for the Tower has reached its full height at level 35, and together with the adjoining 13 storey building, represents the next phase of the Broadgate Estate. Between the two buildings, a new public space and 7-storey galleria will house shops, bars and cafes as well as a colonnade of mature trees – some as tall as 13 metres.
The two buildings are technically sophisticated and include a number of innovations, such as double decker lifts and an efficient heating and cooling plant, which is expected to produce a lower level of emissions than required by current building regulations. The Broadgate Tower is the taller of the two buildings and, standing at 165 metres high, will be the third tallest building in the City of London.