A PLANNING application has been submitted to the City of London for the Square Mile’s tallest building yet.
The Tulip, proposed by the Safra Group which also owns the Gherkin it would stand next to, would be a new visitor attraction stretching one thousand feet (305.3 metres) into the sky.
With a striking design by Foster+Partners, the project would deliver a “new state-of-the-art cultural and educational resource for Londoners and tourists.”
If approved, the mixed-use visitor attraction in the Eastern Cluster Area would include viewing areas, class rooms, a public roof garden, hundreds of bike spaces, and restaurants and bars. Five story 20 Bury Street would be demolished to make way for the proposed tower.
The Tulip would be 5 metres shorter than the Shard and a metre taller than Eric Parry’s proposed 1 Undershaft. The scheme is targeting a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and could be completed by 2025.
The planning application for the scheme is 18/01213/FULEIA.