After 10 years of inactivity, London skyscraper the Pinnacle is finally set to be built in the capital.
Owners Bishopsgate plan to invest £500m to build the 912ft skyscraper. Officially called 22 Bishopsgate, it will be the tallest building in the City.
Designed by legendary developer Sir Stuart Lipton, the skyscraper will boast London’s highest restaurant and bar and a free public viewing galary.
According to the Standard, the building will appeal to young workers in the tech sector with amenities like a medical centre, yoga classes, cafés, a big-screen entertainment room and library.
Sir Stuart Lipton said: “It will be a big village. You might want to go to a lecture on the second floor, a debate, a TED talk. All the way up through the building there will be these places to stop.
“The feel will be not unlike a BA lounge where there are people sitting at desks, some at a bar, some on a settee, others around a table. On the way in you will be able to tap an app and say ‘deliver a latte to my desk on floor 37 at 9.20am’.”
Construction is set to be completed by 2018.
Here’s what went wrong with the Pinnacle
Construction of the Pinnacle began in 2009 but repeatedly stalled.
In 2011, work on the skyscraper halted after the owners failed to sign up any major tenants to occupy the tower.
In the same year, the owners brought in Brookfiled Multiplex to re-start construction.
However, work was halted once again after the partnership fell into legal battles over non-payment of fees.
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