A mixed-use urban quarter, Bishopsgate Goodsyard will help
drive the recovery and growth of Shoreditch over the next
decade. Sitting within both Hackney and Tower Hamlets, the
masterplan will regenerate the redundant railway infrastructure
and connect Shoreditch High Street and Brick Lane.
Plot 2 at 28 storeys is the tallest building in the FaulknerBrowns
masterplan and forms part of the total 1.4 million sq ft of
workspace, including a record number of affordable workspaces.
As the flagship office building, Plot 2 will deliver approximately
47,000 sqm NIA office space and retail uses at ground and the
new landscaped platform level.
Responding to the primary frontages onto Shoreditch High
Street and Commercial Street, and the constraints of the rail
infrastructure to the south, the steel structure of the upper floors
is supported by a trussed structure at office levels one-three that
transfers the loads to columns above the limited footprint of the
basement. The structural strategy creates an openness to the
entrances, reception and retail areas as well as increasing the
public realm around the base of the tower.
Lower office levels one-three are suitable for flexible co-working
space with their close proximity to the reception, retail offer and
public realm. The upper levels of the building provide either
larger floorplates (circa 2,400 sqm NIA) with two cores or smaller
floorplates above (circa 1,400 sqm NIA). All floors have access to
external terraces, including two terraces at levels 15 and 16 with
views onto the rest of the development.
Plot 2 will achieve BREEAM Excellent. The optimised steel
structure with fully glazed facades for best daylighting feature
solutions for combined solar shading and wind mitigation,
including brise soleil and larger projecting environmental fins on
the south and southwest facing facades. The site-wide energy
infrastructure will drive energy efficiencies within the phased
development, including an efficient roof top plant.