As big as it gets
The story behind 22 Bishopsgate, Britain's largest office building – 62 storeys designed to give 12,000 inhabitants the best possible work environment
Developer: Lipton Rogers Developments
Architecture: PLP Architecture
22 Bishopsgate, designed by PLP Architecture for AXA IM - Real Assets and Lipton Rogers Developments, is the tallest tower at the heart of the City of London’s financial district. Shaped to respect townscape views, its twenty-three-sided, faceted glass form makes a strong and serene backdrop to the surrounding articulated towers and to the historic fabric of the Bank of England Conservation Area.
The building is designed with the individual’s well-being in mind. At 22 Bishopsgate art and craft, higher ceilings, increased daylight control, better fresh air and amenities combine to support individuals, in traditional and new ways of working. Outside of office area, approximately 100,000sf is dedicated to facilities that aim to improve the everyday experience for the building’s users and the public.