City of London,

22 Bishopsgate approved by Committee

The City of London Corporation’s Planning & Transportation Committee has given planning permission for a new tower at 22 Bishopsgate.

The site has an existing planning permission for the “Pinnacle” tower which was given planning permission and begun before the financial crisis. The planning permission for the new tower does not invalidate the old one, meaning that in theory either design could be built.

After the Committee, Chief Planning Officer Annie Hampson said: “This is a substantial high quality tower. 22 Bishopsgate exemplifies many of the qualities we are looking for in our landmark buildings – it is elegant, calm, and open to the public. A viewing gallery at the top will provide for workers, visitors, residents with the opportunity to look out over the City free of charge. Tall buildings in the City’s Eastern Cluster near transport hubs are an effective way of creating the increase in office space and employment needed for a growing London.”