A planning application for a huge new office block in Broadgate for investment bank, UBS, has been submitted.
The 12 storey building at 5 Broadgate would have 700,000 square feet of office space and include 4 trading floors.
The plans have been put forward jointly by British Land and the Blackstone group. The building, which is cubic in profile, has been designed by Ken Shuttleworth at Make.
Current office blocks, 3, 4, and 6 Broadgate would make way for the huge development which would be adjacent to Exchange House.
British Land have outlined the public realm improvements that the office scheme will bring with it:
A new public route will be opened up east-west connecting Broadgate Circle with Sun Street Passage to provide a direct route to Liverpool Street Station and to Exchange Square to the north. A new ‘gateway space’, known as Sun Street Square, with a café at the base of 3 Finsbury will be created to provide a new pedestrian crossing to Crown Place and the northern approach to Finsbury Avenue Square will be redefined with new landscaping. Sun Street Square and Sun Street Passage both present an opportunity for the incorporation of public art, including an ‘art wall’.
Get more information and see an artist’s illustration at Offices.org.uk