Construction on the building began in 2010 and was completed in
September 2013. It is located near the Barbican residential estate
within the City of
Designed by David Walker Architects, the building was originally planned to be 140 m (460 ft) tall with 44 floors, but after criticism the height was scaled down to 112 m (367 ft) and 36 floors. Structural engineering on the project was completed by WSP Group .
The building's £89 million price tag was funded by Heron
International and the City of
The building is part of a wider redevelopment of Milton Court, to include a new teaching and performance centre for the Guildhall School . In the centre of the Heron there is an eight-storey high atrium . The building includes a 225-seat training theatre, a 625-seat concert hall and 284 apartments.
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