British Land’s 1 Broadgate development provides twelve storeys of prime office space, while introducing an exciting new retail and leisure offering for the masterplanned Broadgate campus – which, covering 32 acres, is the largest pedestrianised neighbourhood in central London.
This new, 14-storey mixed-use building is led by architect AHMM for developers British Land and GIC.
Lying adjacent to the busy transport hub of Liverpool Street station, and surrounded by Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Old Street and the City; Broadgate connects Europe’s capitals of investment and technology. Joint owners British Land and GIC are investing £1.5 billion in Broadgate’s evolution into a world-class, mixed-use destination for London.
The new 78,000-square-metre building – designed by AHMM – provides 45,500 square metres of leasable office space across Floors 1 to 12, with 4,550 square metres of leasable retail and leisure facilities across the basement, lower-ground and upper-ground levels. These new public amenities form a new urban connection though the core of the Broadgate campus, linking between Finsbury Avenue Square’s hospitality facilities, Broadgate Circle’s bustling food and drink venues, and the new retail at British Land’s adjacent, newly redeveloped 100 Liverpool Street. Prioritising wellbeing, 1-2 Broadgate’s stepped composition also creates over 4,200 square metres of greened, outdoor terrace areas, together accessible to all office occupants, complete with impressive views of the London skyline.
AKT II is providing structural, civil and envelope engineering services for the 14-storey scheme, which achieved planning approval from the City of London in January 2019. The new Broadgate campus will create a seven-day-a-week destination for London, accessible via Liverpool Street’s many tube, bus and railway services, and soon served by Crossrail.