The current building doesn’t meet the demand for high-quality office accommodation within the City.

The new proposals for 60 Gracechurch Street include a distinctive high-quality landmark building, providing world class workspace and a variety of public benefits.

There is currently an undersupply of grade A office accommodation in the City of London that can meet occupiers and the City of London’s sustainability aspirations.

The site lies within the world’s leading financial districts, with occupiers that require world-class workspaces in modern, adaptable, sustainable buildings. Public access is a key part of the City’s Destination City policy, which aims to make the City of London a 24/7 destination to ensure it remains one of the very best places to work in the world.

The design is being carefully designed to ensure no harm is caused to the key heritage assets across London. Detailed analysis has been undertaken to ensure that this is the case, but it is important to note that 60 Gracechurch Street lies within the Easter Cluster of the City so will form an important part of the City’s skyline.

The brief for 60 Gracechurch Street is for a project leading the way for sustainable tall buildings, with minimal operation and embodied carbon. The project intends to be certified to the highest standards.

The Project Team is undertaking a detailed and comprehensive carbon optioneering study that will be peer-reviewed by independent experts following its completion, with an aim to retain, reuse or recycle as much of the existing fabric as possible.

We are currently working to develop plans in discussion with the City of London Corporation and the local community.

It is too early in the process to share much information about timescales, but we would hope to receive a planning consent in 2025, with works to start following vacant possession of the building.

Please contact us as 60Gracechurch@JBP.co.uk if you wish to be kept up to date.