Design researcher and strategist explains why optimising the space in and around urban buildings makes for a better City experience. With a background in social anthropology, town planning and interior design, Ziona Strelitz is uniquely placed to understand what makes a space work for a building’s users, owners, occupiers and managers.
City Surveyor Peter Bennett offers his perspective on what The Leadenhall Building adds to the City landscape. Peter Bennett puts the City’s track record of success as a trading centre down to a very simple formula.
Laing O’Rourke’s chief executive Anna Stewart and project director Steve Cork on the challenges – and rewards – involved in constructing The Leadenhall Building.
Jason Hawkes has been taking aerial photographs since 1991. His assignments take him all over the world, from New York to Hong Kong to Libya, but his favourite subject is London. He tells us why he's in love with the City's ever-changing skyline.
Todd Budgen, Director UK Real Estate at Aon, explains why they are relocating their global HQ to The Leadenhall Building.
Hacker turned IT security expert John Safa’s love affair with skyscrapers began on a trip to Manhattan in 2001. After he moved to London, he started taking photos of the ever-changing skyline as a way of getting to know his adopted city and has been photographing The Leadenhall Building since the project began. Despite his lack of formal training, his images – which he shares on Flickr and through leading online forum SkyscraperCity – have been widely praised and picked up by magazines worldwide. ‘If you don’t know the rules, you can’t take a conventional image,’ he says. ‘It keeps things fresh.’
Mike Miserotti is the owner of Beau Gems, a family-run jewellery business that has been based in Leadenhall Market for the past 15 years.
My job is to deliver The Leadenhall Building on time, to spec and to budget. Pretty simple really…