Planned scheme in City of London will now be 220m tall

Proposals to add an extra 10 storeys to a City of London tower by Wilkinson Eyre have gone in for planning.

The scheme at 6-8 Bishopsgate and 150 Leadenhall Street in the Square Mile will see the revised building now come in at 50 storeys, taking the tower’s height from 185m to 220m.

Developer, Japanese firm Mitsubishi Estate, said the revised scheme will increase the amount of office space by 11,200sq m.

The tower will be called Prussian Blue and will include a rooftop pavilion at level 50 with public access to a viewing gallery from a ground floor entrance. Shops, cafes and restaurants will run across the ground and first floors.

The 40-storey scheme was given planning nearly two years ago with the developer adding that “the scheme has been adapted following the evolution of the Eastern Cluster of tall buildings in the City of London since 2015”. These include Make’s 1 Leadenhall, Eric Parry’s 1 Undershaft – set to be the City’s tallest tower – and PLP’s 22 Bishopsgate.

Stanhope is development manager on the Wilkinson Eyre scheme while Arup is the structural and services engineer.

Wilkinson Eyre is also working on another tower scheme at the southern end of Blackfriars Bridge which has seen it draw up plans for a 52-storey resi block while Brisac Gonzales Architects is behind a 33-floor sister office tower.