Law firm and CBRE subsidiary among those due to move into Mace-built tower

New images have been released of Foggo Associates’ 70 St Mary Axe, the 24-storey tower in the City of London which has been given the nickname the Can of Ham.

Mace completed the scheme in spring but US developer Nuveen has kept the job under wraps until now.

Fit-out work is currently ongoing at the 438,000 sq ft block which will see law firm Sidley Austin move its London offices from nearby Basinghall Street to 70 St Mary Axe where it will take 100,000 sq ft of space from floors 14 to 21.

Other tenants signed up include Hana, the co-working space arm of property and investment firm CBRE.

Curved glass wraps over the top of the building, screening its rooftop plant and allowing for a series of landscaped terraces offering views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Featuring 328 cycle spaces, 70 St Mary Axe has also achieved WELL pre-certified Gold, thanks to the building’s air quality and natural light.

Others to work on the job include QS Arcadis and project manager Second London Wall. Foggo Associates was also structural and M&E engineer.

All pictures by James Reid

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