A 28-storey London office with a curved exterior wall is being proposed for construction at 1 Bank Street in Heron Quays West.
Designed by KPF, plans for the new office building were approved in April by Tower Hamlets. The building will have an atrium on the lower floors, making it wider at the bottom of the building.
Adamson Associates are taking on the role of architect and consultant alongside structural and mechanical engineers Arup, and Hilson Moran respectively.
It is reported that French bank SociÃ©tÃ© GÃ©nÃ©rale are in talks with Canary Wharf Group, to pre-let office space in the new curving tower.
It was expected that SociÃ©tÃ© GÃ©nÃ©rale would obtain space in Spitalfields at the City Corporation’s Fruit and Wool Exchange site.
But the Canary Wharf site would allow the financial company to close its offices in Tower Hill and Exchange Square to bring together all of its business, in one office space.
The site was previously intended for a three building scheme but this has been revised to two towers at a lower height.
Another office tower is planned for 10 Bank Street in Heron Quays West, just opposite the curving tower.
By: Kirsty MacGregor
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