Careys Civil Engineering is delivering concrete works at 22 Bishopsgate, using a self-erecting jumpform system - the first of its kind to be used in the UK - to construct the two concrete cores. 22 Bishopsgate is a mixed-use development in London’s Financial District, which, on completion, will be the second tallest building in London at 278m tall, comprising 62 storeys, and with a floor space of 1.4 million feet. Overall the project will require the pouring of 58,000m3 of concrete and the use of 7,500t of reinforcement.
Once completed, the building will contain up to a 100 companies, and will include restaurants, doctors, gyms, dry cleaners and more. There will be a public viewing gallery at the top, alongside a two-storey restaurant and bar.
Due to the tight site footprint, and central location, construction will involve an off-site consolidated delivery centre outside central London to minimise vehicle movements to the site – reducing pollution, improving security and avoiding cyclist accidents with HGVs.
Supplies to, and waste from, the building will be delivered to the consolidation centre and energy efficient vehicles will then make far fewer deliveries to the site outside peak pedestrian movement and rush hour times. 22 Bishopsgate is designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and a 25% carbon saving, partly due to the triple glazed ultra-efficient façade.