We welcome the positive news that planning permission has been granted for the 55 Bishopsgate scheme by the City of London Corporation. This is a major vote of confidence in the future of the Eastern City and we are excited about the opportunities that this development will bring to the area.

55 Bishopsgate will create a new iconic landmark for the City of London, adding to the impressive skyline of this vibrant and growing district. The scheme will also provide much-needed new office space, as well as a range of public amenities, including a free rooftop garden and a public viewing platform.

The development will be a major boost for the local economy, attracting new businesses and investment into the area, creating new jobs and making the Eastern City an even more attractive place to work and visit.

About 55 Bishopsgate 

The City of London Corporation Planning Applications Sub-Committee has approved planning permission for the 55 Bishopsgate scheme.

The scheme comprises a 63 storey and 22 storey mixed-use buildings, that will feature a free to visit public roof top, with a biodiverse climate resilient garden for relaxation, events and educational opportunities. The scheme will also feature an external platform at the summit, offering 360-degree views of London for everyone to enjoy.

The development would be a distinct, sustainable and elegant architectural addition to the consolidation of the City Cluster on the London skyline delivering 103,000 sqm of much needed office space. This will provide 14% of the projected office demand required for the Square Mile up to 2036, including co-working and affordable workspace.

The buildings would be open at ground level providing 2,545 sqm of new public realm, flowing through to the wider Bishopsgate area. The space will be open 24 hours, seven days a week, creating a welcoming and inclusive space, with opportunities to support events and pop-ups, digital screens and art installations and landscaping.

Further public cultural spaces are proposed at the 2nd and 3rd floors, including an auditorium and meeting spaces, developed in conjunction with New London Architecture, to provide a new permanent home for the London Centre.

At 284 meters tall, 55 Bishopsgate will become the third tallest tower in the Square Mile, behind the 1 Undershaft scheme (305m) and 22 Bishopsgate (295 m). 55 Bishopsgate will also become an exemplar of the City Corporation’s Climate Action Strategy, with urban greening features and high efficiency renewable energy technologies, integrated into the design. The proposals also support active travel and include 1,400 long stay cycle spaces, over 120 short stay car parking.