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Broadgate Tower
Broadgate Tower.jpg
General information
LocationLondon, EC2
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°31′17″N 0°04′47″W / 51.5213°N 0.0798°W / 51.5213; -0.0798Coordinates: 51°31′17″N 0°04′47″W / 51.5213°N 0.0798°W / 51.5213; -0.0798
Construction started2005
Costc. £240 million
Roof165 metres (541 ft)
Technical details
Floor count33
Floor area37,000.3 m2 (398,268 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
DeveloperBritish Land
Structural engineerSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
Main contractorBovis Lendlease

The Broadgate Tower is a skyscraper in London's main financial district, the City of London. It was constructed between 2005 and 2009.


Built at an estimated cost of £240 million, it marked the next major phase of construction in the Broadgate estate that began in the 1980s to provide office space. The tower is situated in the northeast corner of the City of London, north of Liverpool Street station. It was completed in 2009.

The Broadgate Tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by British Land. The services design was carried out by Jaros, Baum & Bolles (UK) Ltd. It utilises air rights in the form of sitting on a large construction raft that has been built over the entrance to Liverpool Street station.

As the Tower lies over major railway lines heading into Liverpool Street, groundwork took longer than would normally be expected for a tower of this size, as all work had to be stopped whenever a train was in the vicinity of the station. However, the steel core has the advantage of a quicker finish than a concrete core. It was the first skyscraper to be built in London since One Churchill Place at Canary Wharf. It was constructed at the same time as the neighbouring building, 201 Bishopsgate, and the two are separated by a covered pedestrian area.[1]


ACM Group, Reed Smith, Liquidnet, Itau BBA, William Blair, Itochu, Christoph Feymann Capital, Sequel, Dickson Minto, Regus, Gill Jennings & Every, Hill Dickinson, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Henderson Group, Your World Recruitment Group Equiniti


In February 2005 Broadgate Plaza Ltd, a subsidiary of The British Land Company plc, submitted a planning application to the City of London for the construction of two buildings of 33 stories and 13 stories.[2]


The tower has a criss-cross style steel beaming over the windows making it have a very strong appearance. The beaming is similar to the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong.

The building was used in the James Bond Skyfall movie to represent a Shanghai skyscraper.[3]

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  1. ^ "Broadgate Tower". The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Planning applications". Corporation of London. 05/00167/FULEIA. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  3. ^ "The Shanghai Skyscraper - Broadgate Tower, London". jamesbondlocations.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 14 April 2018.