Henderson Global Investors unveils full project team for new Make-designed tower in the City of London

Henderson Global Investors has revealed the full project team working on a new £391m Make-designed tower scheme in the City of London.

EC Harris is cost consultant, WSP is structural engineer, Waterman is environmental consultant and DB9 is the planning consultant.

The scheme has been dubbed ‘Gotham City’ after client Henderson said the design was inspired by American 20th century skyscraper development.

Henderson confirmed the scheme – which cascades between 7 and 34 storeys – has an estimated construction cost of £391m and could be completed by 2019.

Henderson is submitting a planning application this week.

Construction work could begin in 2015 after current occupiers vacate the site, with the build expected to take four years.

The total size of the building is 910,000 sq ft, split between 890,000 sq ft of office space and 20,000 sq ft of retail.

The building will be located at 40 Leadenhall Street in the City of London and the construction programme is expected to create 390 full-time construction jobs.

The plans will be presented to the public today at an exhibition running from 12-7pm at St Katherine Cree Church, 86 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 3BP.

A grade II listed building at 19-21 Billiter Street, built in 1865, will be restored and integrated in the proposed scheme.

Henderson unveiled the plans for the tower scheme this morning.