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Development news at Broadgate

Get up-to-date with all the latest building works and activity

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 redevelopment of 100 Liverpool Street

 The first of British Land & GIC’s major redevelopments started in January 2017 and is due to be completed this year.

100 Liverpool Street will provide 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.

Fulcrum & Octagon Arcade Works

Watch the time-lapse of the Fulcrum being lowered 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. 

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.

The Viewing Gallery

The Vieweing Galler (or 3 Broadgate), the circular building which sits between the Broadgate Circle and Finsbury Avenue Square, has been completely transformed.

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 has been incorporated into the design for those speeding across the neighbourhood.

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 building provides contemporary office space around a central atrium that is open and accessible as a throughway between Wilson Street and Finsbury Avenue Square.

The building is now home to new restaurants and a cinema with more to follow.

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.  

Tree Removal from the Pocket Park

As part of the Broadgate redevelopment works at 1 Broadgate, two trees are being removed from the Pocket Park on Finsbury Avenue Square

Which trees are being removed? 
Two trees in the Pocket Park are being removed. Both trees have previously been surveyed by an ecologist and were classed ‘Category B’ (moderate quality). 

Why are we removing them? 
The trees have been deemed structurally unstable by an arborist and as the safety of the public is an absolute priority we are taking the necessary steps to eliminate this risk by felling both trees. The need to do this has been supported by an independent third party surveyor. 

When are they being removed? 
The trees are being removed in mid-January 2021. 

What about wildlife? 
The bird nesting season finished at the end of August 2020 and removal of the trees is occurring after this time. A bat and bird survey has been undertaken to verify there are no specimens nesting. 

Will you replace the trees? 
Yes. Planning permission has been granted on the basis that all existing trees will be replaced with mature specimens. The wood chips produced from the removal of the trees will be donated for use in various biodiversity projects across the Broadgate campus. 
Additionally, a donation has been made for 20 nr. trees to be planted in Western Cape, South Africa as part of a re-forestation project run by our charity partner Greenpop. We are also making a donation to the Friends of the City Gardens to support local biodiversity projects. 

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