80 Fenchurch Street,
Architect: tp Bennett
Steel tonnage: 2,800t
Open-plan floorplates, a spiralling atrium and landscaped terraces
are just some of the features of 80 Fenchurch Street, one of the
City’s latest commercial schemes.
The construction of new commercial
buildings in the City of London
shows little sign of waning, as
a host of new structures are
currently underway with their tower cranes
dominating the skyline.
Construction activity is now pushing the
square mile’s traditional high-rise cluster
further east towards its Aldgate boundary.
One example of this trend is 80 Fenchurch
Street, a 15-storey commercial block that will
offer 23,200m2 of floor space and is aiming
to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
The scheme had been given consent
a few years ago. However, work failed to
materialise and a cleared site remained
unused until developer YardNine’s
involvement commenced in 2018.
Once on-board, YardNine
comprehensively redesigned the steelframed
structure’s lower floors and, in
particular, its amenities.
Also, known as EightyFen, the building is
said to have been conceived as a refreshing
alternative to the more traditional towers
of the City. A double-height, and largely
column-free, timber-clad entrance foyer will
have integrated cafes, restaurant and health
facilities, while a centrally-positioned atrium
will flood the area with natural light.
“The building will be a benchmark
for this part of the City, with floorplates
ranging from 460m2 up to 1,850m2, with
the uppermost five floors benefitting from
landscaped roof terraces,” explains Skanska
The upper floors will
have access to roof
The building features
a centrally positioned