Work to start on Farringdon office scheme
Plans to build a tower block dubbed Cheesegrater 2 have
been given the green light. The 56-storey development will
on completion be the third tallest building in the City of
The City’s planning committee has approved plans
submitted by Hong Kong-listed real estate giant Lai Sun
Development Company to develop the new commercial
landmark at 100 Leadenhall Street, which is being called
Cheesegrater 2 because of its similarity to the iconic
skyscraper situated at 122 Leadenhall Street.
Situated in the eastern cluster of the financial district,
the new 263m-tall building will include two podium
terraces and a public viewing gallery on the top two floors.
Chris Hayward, Chairman of the City of London
Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee,
International workspace provider HB Reavis has
reaffirmed its commitment to London with the
acquisition of the 12,800m2 Crossrail Over-Site
Development (OSD) at Farringdon West, located in the
heart of Clerkenwell in Central London.
Designed by award-winning British architecture
practice John Robertson Architects, the project
comprises office, retail and amenity space.
The development has been designed to focus on
delivering the highest quality of office accommodation.
Wellbeing has been introduced as a main theme
running through the entire development to ensure a
said: “I’m delighted that we have approved the latest
addition to the City’s growing office district.
“Leading to a church dating back to the 12th Century,
this development demonstrates the City’s distinctive
ability to house the old and new side-by-side, while
becoming more accessible to creative workers and
members of the public.
“More than ever we are seeing businesses make
location decisions based on the quality of built
environment and public realm that they can offer their
The new skyscraper was designed by award-winning
architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill - the company
behind the Broadgate Tower, One World Trade Centre and
the Burj Khalifa.
creative, content and motivated community of users in
The scheme’s office floors have been reconfigured to
provide a single core, creating open, flexible floorplates
of up to 2,700m2. Designed by StudioShaw, the ground
floor intends to be enjoyed by both the public and
occupiers: offering a lively mix of food and beverage
options, as well as a garden area positioned both within
and outside the building.
Construction of the seven-storey commercial
scheme is expected to commence this year and
complete in 2020.
Cheesegrater 2 gets the green light
Sports centre approved for south coast university
University of Portsmouth has been given planning
permission by Portsmouth City Council to build a £53M
sports facility, available for student, staff and community
Facilities at the centre will include an eight-court
sports hall, eight-lane 25m swimming pool, fitness suite,
multi-purpose studios, squash courts, climbing wall
and a ski simulator. The building will also have teaching
facilities, office space and an underground car park.
Located by the junction of Cambridge Road and
Museum Road, the building is said to have been
sensitively designed to appear as a pavilion within Ravelin
Park. With a predominantly glazed ground floor, users
of the pool will feel as if they are swimming in the park.
Inside the building there will be views of the wide range
of sporting activities with the climbing wall rising.
Irina Korneychuk, Project Leader at architects
FaulknerBrowns, said: “We are delighted to have secured
the support of the City Council for this scheme which
will bring a new sports facility into Portsmouth. The
development is not only looking to promote integration
of the University campus with its surroundings, but
to deliver wider benefits to the students and local
Tuesday 25 September 2018
Fatigue Design to EC3 - Webinar
The webinar will cover the fatigue
phenomenon and the assessment of fatigue
life. Fatigue loading and Miner’s summation
of fatigue damage and how it is dealt with by
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Thursday 27 September 2018
Fire resistant design of steel structures
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Thursday 11 October 2018
Steel Connection Design Course
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Tuesday 16 October 2018
Brittle Fracture in Steel Design - Webinar
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Thursday 8 November 2018
UK Steel Construction Day 2018:
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