New images released of 1 Leadenhall skyscraper

Make’s latest City of London tower next to Leadenhall market has gone in for planning.

The 37-storey tower from developer Brookfield is to be a similar height to the already approved 6-8 Bishopsgate across the road, which has been designed by Wilkinson Eyre for Mitsubishi Estate.

Ken Shuttleworth has led the design on the tower known as 1 Leadenhall which will contain 50,000sq m of office space above 4,700sq m of retail on the first three double-height floors. There will also be a 900sq m public terrace with winter garden.

The current building, Leadenhall Court, is occupied by Amazon who will vacate the premises at the end of 2017 when it moves to Foster & Partners’ Principal Place at the northern end of Bishopsgate.

Brookfield has said work on the tower could begin by 2018 with demolition and construction to last up to three years.

Previously Brookfield’s Tim Wells, who is heading up the scheme for the developer, said the company was aiming to get a planning decision by the end of this year.

He added that one of the opportunities and challenges of 1 Leadenhall was “finding a way to design a building that embraces the heritage” of the area including Leadenhall market.