Plans for London’s second tallest building unveiled

Eric Parry Architects has unveiled designs for 1 Undershaft, a 73-storey ”seven day a week” tower which wold be the second tallest in London after The Shard.

It has been commissioned by Singapore property developers Aroland Holdings and would consist of 90,000m2 of space. It is set to be located among a cluster of skyscrapers in the City of London.

The building is planned to contain the highest free public viewing gallery in London, while the ground level will feature a public square.

The lobby will be elevated to let people walk through the building at street level while the basement will contain shops and restaurants.

“It will be a building where the public are put first with a new public square at its base and the capital’s tallest free public viewing gallery at its top,” said Eric Parry.

“Most skyscrapers are used Monday to Friday but 1 Undershaft will be used seven days a week, with the public able to enjoy the new public square, viewing platform and restaurant every day.”