The City of London is reaching for the skies

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Multiplex has achieved practical completion on construction of 22 Bishopsgate, the new tallest building in the City of London.

Construction of the £500m building, described as ‘Europe’s first vertical village’ started in January 2017, on the foundations of the stalled Pinnacle project.

Multiplex has now handed over the building to the developers and the new occupants, including insurance companies Axa and Hiscox, are set to start moving in during the first part of 2021.

The 278-metre (912 ft) high building provides 1,275 million sq ft of workspace. It is the tallest building in the City of London and the second tallest across the capital. Only the Shard, in Southwark, stands higher, at 310 metres (1,016 ft).

22 Bishopsgate comprises a steel-framed tower with a central supporting concrete core. The basement is three levels deep with a network of supporting columns and transfer structures taking loads down to piled foundations.

Read more at The Construction Index