New Skyscraper Will Have London’s First Climbing Window

Adventurous employees can spend their break times climbing walls inside the 63-storey skyscraper, 125 meters (410 feet) above the ground.


22 Bishopsgate is a commercial skyscraper that is currently under construction in London, United Kingdom. It is set to be 278 m (912 ft) tall with 62 storeys. The details of this new London workspace have been revealed, and one of the features many people are anticipating is the city’s first ever “climbing window”.

For employees who have that adventurous gene in them can spend their break times climbing walls inside the 63-storey skyscraper, 125 meters (410 feet) above the ground. This climbing window is that centerpiece of the fitness facilities at the heart of office building, which is currently being developed by AXA IM Real Assets and Lipton Rogers Developments Sir Stuart Lipton, partner at Lipton Rogers Developments said, “We recognize the role of the office has changed, with workplaces now needing to do so much more than simply accommodate people,”

Source: The Spaces, PLP Architecture / Lipton Rogers Developments

“They are becoming hubs for bringing colleagues together — ‘high-tech coffee shops’ where people meet, share, collaborate and develop ideas, strategies and solutions.”

Lipton added: “Twentytwo will be a truly ‘social’ workplace with different spaces for people to socialize, focus and energize. It represents how we will all be working in the future.”

22 Bishopsgate was designed by PLP Architecture, and will be containing workspace for 12,000 people including a fresh food market, innovation hub, gym, well-being retreat and spa, business club and cycle hug, as well as London’s highest free public viewing gallery.

Source: The Spaces, PLP Architecture / Lipton Rogers Developments

On the ground, the employees can relax and enjoy an ‘art walk’ in the building’s triple-height lobby. The building has 1.275 million square feet of office space that will accommodate both small and large businesses, including startups. It will be among the tallest buildings in the capital’s financial district once it is developed.

It is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2019, so we’ll just have to be patient and wait.

Source: The Spaces, PLP Architecture / Lipton Rogers Developments

 

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