On completion, 22 or ‘Twentytwo’ Bishopsgate will be 62 storeys and stand at an impressive 278 metres tall, becoming the City of London’s tallest tower within the financial district.
Providing over 1.2 million sq ft of office space, as well as vast areas of social space, Twentytwo’s floor plates can be subdivided to accommodate up to four tenants on each floor, providing opportunities to change the use of areas as and when required by each business.
Severfield’s scope of works on Twentytwo was to provide the connection design, fabrication and construction of c.17,000 tonnes of steelwork to the site. Of which, delivery was serviced by one shared pit lane on Bishopsgate and the out of hours use of the undershaft between 22 Bishopsgate and 122 Leadenhall.
Superelevations, axial shortening and complex geometrical dilemmas, particularly at the two double-height outrigger truss floor levels, presented interesting challenges and a technical, sensible design and scheme was put in place to ensure the requirements of the design reports and studies were met.
Twentytwo Bishopsgate is due to open in late 2019.