A first look at the new building that's set to become the City's tallest
Eric Parry Architects has unveiled plans for a 73-storey development at 1 Undershaft. The new structure, which has been commissioned by Singapore-based Aroland Holdings, will rise to 309.6 metres, towering over a new cluster of skyscrapers in the Square Mile.
1 Undershaft will be exactly the same height as The Shard, which is the maximum height allowed by the Civil Aviation Authority.
The proposal also details plans for a large public square at the base of the tower and a free public viewing gallery, education centre and restaurant at the top.
This follows the announced planning approval of 22 Bishopsgate, the 62-storey reworked Pinnacle skyscraper (which can be glimpsed here, behind 1 Undershaft), which was abandoned four years ago.
A planning application for 1 Undershaft will be submitted to the City of London Corporation early this year.