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The Elizabeth Line is coming...
Europe’s biggest infrastructure project which was expected to open in Autumn 2019, is now delayed.
For all the latest information and updates, visit Crossrail, call the helpdesk on 0345 602 3813, follow them on Twitter @Crossrail or view Crossrail’s quarterly update, Moving Ahead.
The closure of Liverpool Street bus station
Due to the redevelopment of 100 Liverpool Street until August 2019. For bus routes 11, 133, N11 and N133 towards Bank and London Bridge, please use stop U on London Wall.
The last stop on the route towards Liverpool Street is stop Z on Old Broad Street, which is approximately 275m from Liverpool Street Station. This closure will not affect pedestrian access routes from the station. Further information on local closures that may affect your journey to and from Broadgate can be found at Transport For London.
The Broadgate Construction App
For up-to-the minute information on construction and activities at Broadgate, download the Broadgate Construction App which will provide you with all you need to know as well as a quick and easy way to contact the construction team.
The app includes interactive maps, images and CGIs, news, events and notifications as well as job and training opportunities for those interested in the world of construction. Scan or download free from the App Store or Google Play.
Protecting our neighbours
During the redevelopment of any of the projects, we endeavour to ensure disturbance is kept to a minimum for those who work, shop, visit or play at Broadgate.
Noise, vibration and air quality monitoring units are dotted around the neighbourhood with locations determined by the developments. We’ve had baseline monitoring completed in advance to establish normal levels and working limits have been agreed with the City of London.
Great Eastern Walkway (partial closure from 19 February-29 November 2018)
A partial closure of the Great Eastern Walkway including the steps is now in place and will run from the escalators to the side of the building to 155 Bishopsgate. This is to allow removal of the existing cladding in preparation for the new facades.
Pedestrian access to 100 Liverpool Street, The Crossrail site and the Octagon Mall
The pedestrian walkway between 100 Liverpool Street, the Crossrail site and the ramp leading through the Octagon Mall into the station from Eldon Street are both closed. Signage is in place to redirect pedestrians.
Alternative routes to/from Broadgate Circle are accessible past the Octagon Mall/Liverpool Street Station entrance at ground level and the opposite side of the Crossrail site by the Railway Tavern. Step-free access is provided via the Broadgate Circle lifts.
The redevelopment of 100 Liverpool Street
The first of British Land & GIC’s major redevelopments started in January 2017 and is due to be completed in early 2020.
100 Liverpool Street will provide a positive working environment of 433,000 sq ft of bright and airy office space, exciting new shops and restaurants across three levels, outdoor spaces, easy commuting and good views, all in an eco-friendly building.
Designed with wellbeing and creativity in mind by Hopkins Architects and Universal Design Studio.
- Exciting retail and rooftop dining
90,000 sq ft of new shops, brands and boutiques and restaurants on three levels and a ninth floor restaurant with terraces for alfresco evenings.
- Green growing
20,000 sq ft of outdoor terraces on five levels, lushly landscaped will add colour and life to 100 Liverpool Street bringing people together and attracting more birds, butterflies and bees to Broadgate.
- Easy commuting and connectivity
Six tube lines, trains, buses and direct covered access to the new Elizabeth Line. Over 660 cycle spaces, full height lockers, showers, step-free paths and dual entrances. Wherever you want to travel, 100 Liverpool Street will have it covered.
- Eco loving
Energy-efficient, water-saving, waste-reducing and ecology-friendly. Like all of Broadgate’s buildings, 100 Liverpool Street is designed and managed to the highest sustainability standards; good for people and the planet.
Latest development update for 100 Liverpool Street
To the south (Elizabeth Line), the cladding panel installation is complete to level 6 and ongoing to level 7 following roof waterproofing.
In the South East & West Zones, concrete is being poured to the slabs up tot level 10 and the upstand construction on roof level and water proofing work continues.
To the North West, basement construction, drainage and slab work continues. Metal decking is now complete to level 6 and ongoing to level 7. To the North (5 Broadgate), steel preparation and erection continue, and the decking is progressing to level 11.
On other levels and across the site, construction of steelwork, steel reinforcement and concrete pours are progressing well.
The team are working to the agreed city quiet periods (which are 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm).
Fulcrum & Octagon Arcade Works
Following the successful lowering of the Fulcrum artwork in December 2018, re-construction work and concrete slab pours are now taking place.
Steel erection to the new walkways will shortly complete and will be followed by metal decking installations. Various diversion works are ongoing to facilitate the structure. You can see a time lapse of the Fulcrum lowering here.
The refurbishment of 135 Bishopsgate
Located near Liverpool Street Station, 135 Bishopsgate will form part of the transformation of Broadgate and will provide a unique blend of renewed and improved offices, public spaces and food outlet. Work started in September 2017 and the property is due to complete in early 2019.
The main change will be improving the connectivity of the building with the street and creating welcoming green spaces for visitors and workers to enjoy, including terraces for those within the building and a comprehensive refurbishment of the internal office space, reception areas and building services.
The retail space will increase substantially and will include restaurants, food counters and ‘production labs’ where visitors will be able to learn new skills, taste incredible products and try some great wines.
Latest development update for 135 Bishopsgate
Internally Mechanical & Electrical installation work continues and the glazing to the new façade on the East and South Elevations and Great Eastern walkway are substantially complete. The Goods lift refurbishment is scheduled to commence in mid-February and water proofing works to terraces and balconies continue. New scaffolding has been installed along the Great Eastern walkway and cladding cleaning and repair works have commenced.
The external hoist is still in operation with deliveries being taken into the building from Bishopsgate between the hours of 10am-3pm daily on a 'just in time' basis to reduce impact on the public intended to have minimal impact on the public.
External works and landscaping is now underway and this will improve the external landscape of the building and allow easier access to the Broadgate neighbourhood from Bishopsgate. The work area has been separated from the general public by a tented scaffold to protect the area from rainfall. These works continue until July 2019.
Low demolition work has already commenced, taking place behind the hoarding. Acoustic barriers and noise monitoring will be in place to mitigate against any increased noise levels. The work will involve periods of high intensity work in order to reduce the disruption.
The refurbishment and re-cladding of 3 Broadgate
3 Broadgate, the circular building which sits between the Broadgate Circle and Finsbury Avenue Square, is being refurbished and re-clad as part of British Land and GIC’s wider vision for Broadgate.
Originally designed in the Eighties to reflect its surrounding buildings, 3 Broadgate is currently being given a new lease of life. Works have commenced to create a striking building in-keeping with its neighbours and the new vision for Broadgate Vision while also providing a more attractive route through the ground floor. A new coffee kiosk is being incorporated into the design for those speeding across the neighbourhood.
Latest development update for 3 Broadgate
Now in the final stages of work, the rain screen cladding and feature veil are nearing completion. Internal fit out works including construction of walls, floors, ceilings an installation of cabling and supplies is ongoing.
External paving works surrounding the property continue. This work will involve cutting of stone slabs, the majority of which will be done off site although, there will be a need for some of it to be done on-site which may increase noise levels. Plant and equipment used will be sized appropriately and where practicable, acoustic barriers will be used to reduce any impact from noise.
As the team progress with the last stages of work on site, they will be working 24 hours a day on internal fit outs as agreed by City of London.
The refurbishment of 1 Finsbury Avenue
1 Finsbury Avenue’s enhancement has been designed to appeal to its broad range of vibrant and exciting diverse occupiers while recognising the building’s Grade II Listing by Historic England. Included in the refurbishment work is restoration and conservation of the unique elements and qualities of the building’s design.
The 470,000 sq ft building provides approximately 244,000 sq ft of contemporary office around a central atrium that will be open and accessible as a throughway between Wilson Street and Finsbury Avenue Square.
43,000 sq ft of retail is also planned with exciting new shops, restaurants, a gym and a cinema that will make this building a 24/7 destination.
Latest development update for 1 Finsbury Avenue
Permanent lighting has now been switched on to some levels and Mechanical & Electrical snagging and commissioning is also takin place. Final decorations to lift fronts, external cladding and columns also continues in the building. Raised floor installations throughout the property are ongoing.
Roof cladding works, roofing installation, staircase decorations and door installations continue.
External works will be taking place on the periphery of 1 Finsbury Avenue from February 2019 and will continue to April 2019. These works will involve new paving on Wilson street, Whitecross Place and Finsbury Avenue Square. There will be two contractors working simultaneously. The first contractor will be completing the paving works along Wilson Street, and the second will be completing the works in Whitecross Place and on Finsbury Avenue square.
The working hours on site are Monday to Friday 8am-6pmand Saturday from 8am-1pmwill continue for the next few months. Generally the team are working to the City quiet hours (10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm).
Link bridge removal
The Link Bridge scaffold removal works continue. The first phase of the work involves adapting the hoarding along White Cross Place. The 3.5m walkway will be maintained. All work will take place overnight from 11pm to reduce any impact on occupiers and visitors to the area. Cladding framework on the 1 Finsbury Avenue Side has commenced. The cladding installation at 2 FA in February 2019.
This project is anticipated to be completed, including cladding installation, glass panel installs and removal of hoarding and scaffold by mid-March.