Mace has been appointed to build the steel-framed 90m-tall skyscraper at 60-70 St Mary Axe. The structure will consist of 24 floors of office space with a ground floor retail zone.
The ‘Can of Ham’ so called because of its distinctive curved shape that is said to resemble a tin of meatstuff will be a glazed building designed to be extremely energy efficient.
Other low energy measures, such as borehole thermal energy storage, will result in a structure with very low carbon emissions.
The scheme’s original developer Targetfollow went into administration in 2011, with the development then sold to a US pension fund which merged its European real estate business with investment group Henderson’s Asian and European real estate businesses to create TIAA Henderson Real Estate.