Face-off: Norman Foster's latest project is set to steal some of the limelight from rival Richard Rogers. Foster is planning a 23-storey building opposite his ex-partner's iconic Lloyd's Building in London's Square Mile. The project, which appears to raise three fingers at the 1986 classic, will provide about 500,000 ft2 of office space for staff at Lloyd's of London. The scheme, currently going through planning, will include the demolition of an existing 1956 block, despite having been recently refurbished for the insurance firm. The project is being developed by British Land, with Whitby Bird & Partners as structural engineer, Roger Preston & Partners as services engineer and Davis Langdon & Everest as cost consultant.