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The Scalpel
The Scalpel
is a commercial skyscraper under construction in London, United Kingdom.[5] It is located on Lime Street in the City of London financial area. Originally a nickname but subsequently designated as its official name, the term "Scalpel" was coined by the Financial Times[6] due to the building's distinctive angular design and followed a trend of nicknaming new buildings based upon their shape, such as the nearby Leadenhall Building, also known as "The Cheesegrater".[7] Upon completion in 2018, The Scalpel
The Scalpel
will be 190 m (620 ft) tall, with 38 storeys. It has been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox.[8]

The building under construction in September 2017

The site is on the corner of Lime Street and Leadenhall Street, opposite the Lloyd's building
Lloyd's building
and adjacent to the Willis Building. The skyscraper is being built for insurance company W. R. Berkley and will be the firm's new European headquarters, occupying approximately one-quarter of the total office space.[9] A small proportion of the commercial space will be occupied by a retail shop at street-level, a basement restaurant at the Leadenhall Street
Leadenhall Street
frontage, and by a café at the Lime Street entrance. Office space has also been pre-leased to BPL (level 12) and Axis (levels 2-3).

Contents

1 Planning 2 Construction 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Planning[edit] WRBC Services Ltd applied to the City of London
London
Corporation for planning permission in September 2012 to demolish Prudential House (52–54 Lime Street and 21–26 Leadenhall Street), Allianz Cornhill House (27-27A Leadenhall Street), and Winterthur House (34–36 Leadenhall Street
Leadenhall Street
and 4–5 Billiter Street) and to construct a new building of 38 storeys comprising office and retail uses.[10] On 15 January 2013 the City of London
London
Planning and Transportation Committee recommended that planning permission be granted for the application.[5][10] On 11 June 2013 the Common Council of the City of London
London
permitted the development to go ahead subject to certain conditions being met.[10] The construction of the new tower first required the demolition of three existing buildings on the 0.33 ha (0.82 acres) site. The building at 38 Leadenhall Street
Leadenhall Street
(on the corner of Billiter Street) will remain despite being within the block that the new tower will dominate.[2] Construction[edit] Skanska
Skanska
were appointed as the main building contractor.[1] In October 2013, the developers informed the Corporation of London
London
that the project would commence on 23 November 2013.[10] As of March 2017 the core has been completed and the metalwork is now up to the 34th floor with glass panels installed on the lower floors. See also[edit]

City of London
London
landmarks Leadenhall Building
Leadenhall Building
a skyscraper nearby St Andrew Undershaft, the church opposite on Leadenhall Street

References[edit]

^ a b Allister Hayman (22 July 2013). " Skanska
Skanska
set to start on £500m Scalpel tower". Building.co.uk. Retrieved 23 October 2013.  ^ a b "Planning and Transportation Committee report" (PDF). City of London. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.  ^ "52 Lime Street Property Summary". Property Group Partnership. Retrieved 26 October 2013.  ^ Peter Bill (21 September 2012). "Insurers reckon the Scalpel's a cut above..." London
London
Evening Standard. Retrieved 26 October 2013.  ^ a b "City planners approve 38-storey London
London
'scalpel'". 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-01-15.  ^ Financial Times, September 4th 2012 ^ The Sunday Times, business section, 7 October 2012 ^ Waite, Richard (2012-09-05). "Revealed: KPF's new London
London
skyscraper News". Architects Journal. Retrieved 2012-10-08.  ^ Bell, Matthew (2012-09-05). "W R Berkley requests planning for London
London
'scalpel' skyscraper News Construction News". Cnplus.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-08.  ^ a b c d "Planning applications". City of London
London
Corporation. 12/00870/FULEIA. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

http://thescalpelec3.co.uk

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Skyscrapers over 140 metres in the United Kingdom

Completed

Liverpool

West Tower

London

10 Upper Bank Street 20 Fenchurch Street 22 Marsh Wall 25 Bank Street 30 St. Mary Axe 40 Bank Street 8 Canada Square Baltimore Tower Broadgate Tower BT Tower Citigroup Centre Guy's Hospital
Guy's Hospital
Tower Heron Tower Leadenhall Building One Canada Square One Churchill Place Pan Peninsula The Shard South Bank Tower St George Wharf Tower Strata SE1 Tower 42

Manchester

Beetham Tower

Under construction

London

1 Blackfriars 100 Bishopsgate 22 Bishopsgate 250 City Road
250 City Road
Tower 1 Canada Water Building C4 Heron Quays West Highpoint Landmark Pinnacle Maine Tower Manhattan Loft Gardens Newfoundland Quay One Nine Elms
One Nine Elms
1 & 2 Principal Tower The Scalpel South Quay Plaza Wardian East & West Towers

Manchester

Deansgate Square
Deansgate Square
(South, East and West Towers)

Approved

Birmingham

Regal Tower

London

1 Leadenhall Street 40 Leadenhall Street 69-71 Bondway North Quay One Park Drive Principal Place Riverside South Spire London Wood Wharf

Manchester

Deansgate Square
Deansgate Square
(North Tower) Piccadilly Tower St. John's Tower Trinity Islands (Towers V and X)

Proposed

Liverpool

Shanghai Tower

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Approved and current major construction projects in London

Development sites

Battersea Power Station Brent Cross Cricklewood Canary Wharf's New District Chelsea Barracks Cherry Orchard Road Convoys Wharf Earl's Court Elephant and Castle
Elephant and Castle
(Heygate Estate) Meridian Water Embassy Gardens Greenwich Peninsula Kidbrooke
Kidbrooke
Village King's Cross Central Lewisham Gateway London
London
Riverside Northumberland Development Project One Tower Bridge Olympic Park (East Village) Paddington Waterside Royal Albert Dock Ruskin Square Southall Gas Works Wembley City Westfield Croydon Westfield London
London
Phase 2

Buildings

One Blackfriars 22 Bishopsgate 40 Leadenhall Street 100 Bishopsgate Baltimore Tower Heron Quays West Landmark Pinnacle One Landsdown Road North Quay One Park Place Principal Place Riverside South Spire London St George Wharf Tower The Scalpel

Infrastructure

Crossrail
Crossrail
(Bond Street station, Paddington station, Tottenham Court Road station) High Speed 2 Northern line extension to Battersea London
London
Power Tunnels Thameslink Programme
Thameslink Programme
(Farringdon station, London
London
Bridge station) Thames Tideway Tunnel Victoria Underground station

Coordinates: 51°30′48″N 0°04′53″W / 51.513258°N 0.081453°W / 51

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