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The steel frame for one of the City of London’s latest commercial schemes is quickly rising up on the eastern fringe of the square mile.

80 Fenchurch Street, a 15-storey commercial block that will offer 23,200m” of floor space and is aiming to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Working on behalf of Skanska, Severfield is fabricating, supplying and erecting 2,800t of steelwork for the building.

According to YardNine, the project’s client, 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.

From level 10 to 14, the building’s floorplates decrease in size as each of these levels has an outdoor space, which are arranged in a stepped formation around two sides of the structure.

The building is being erected around a 15m x 9m grid pattern, but with one area designed around a larger 15m x 15m column spacing. Fabsec steel cellular beams – chosen to integrate the services within their depth – support metal decked composite floors.

The long span arrangement means there are only seven internal columns, all of which will remain exposed in the final scheme.

80 Fenchurch Street is due to be complete in June 2020.

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