City of London scheme designed by Foster & Partners

The first of Bloomberg’s 4,000 employees began moving into their new European headquarters in the City of London this week.

Designed by Foster & Partners and built by Sir Robert McAlpine, the 10-storey scheme close to Bank station features over 9,500 tonnes of Derbyshire sandstone and will provide 1.1m sq ft of office space for the US media giant.

The project team uncovered 14,000 significant artefacts during work to dig out the basements including the earliest known handwritten document from Britain. The scheme also includes a number of pieces of art including an installation (pictured) on the ground floor by Danish sculptor Olafur Eliasson.

Bloomberg declined to say how the much the building has cost but it has a reported pricetag of £1bn.

It will also include a new thoroughfare, called the Bloombery Arcade, will feature 10 restaurants including a new Chinese restaurant by Michelin-star chef Andrew Wong.