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City planners approve 36-storey tower

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n-Leadenhall0217A new £400M 36-storey tower in the City of London has been given the green light by planners and will be built next to the historic Leadenhall Market.

The 182.7m-tall building, named 1 Leadenhall, is one of a host of new towers going up in London’s financial district.

The project will be developed by Brookfield Property Partners which is also building an office block at 100 Bishopsgate, as well as a host of other projects in and around the City.

Designed by the former Foster + Partners architect Ken Shuttleworth’s Make practice, 1 Leadenhall will have around 50,000m² of office space, as well as 4,600m² of shops and cafes on the ground, first and second floors.

A public terrace will overlook the roof of the adjacent Grade II-listed Victorian market.

Replacing a 1970s-built seven-storey office block, which is due to be demolished over a six month programme, construction of 1 Leadenhall is due to start next year and the building is expected to open in 2021.

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