The development's tapering shape, when viewed from the West, will appear to 'lean away' from St Paul's Cathedral.
The tapered form provides a variety of floor plate sizes. Available floor plates range from 16,000 sq ft on the lower floors to 6,000 sq ft at the top of the building. All have spectacular views over London.
The unique building design, with an external mega frame structure providing the lateral stability, rather than a central concrete core, with an off-set self-contained service core, provides the strong external architectural form of the building as well as offering occupiers unparalleled quality of accommodation with regular, highly efficient, clear and flexible floor plates with uninterrupted views across the floors.
The seven storey landscaped open public space at the base of the building, covering nearly half an acre, will be on a scale unprecedented in London. The space will include formal lawns, seating, mature trees, retail units and an actively managed events program, creating a vibrant and welcoming environment open to the public.
Overlooking the public space will be a new high class restaurant serving the building and the wider City market.
All signage at ground level will be in the building’s ‘house style’ controlled by the landlord, to further reinforce The Leadenhall Building brand.
The large main double height building reception will be accessed via a triple bank of escalators leading from the public space.
The building is set to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ environmental rating.