December 14, 2018 - Comments Off on Lime Street, London | The Scalpel
Lime Street, London | The Scalpel
December 14, 2018
Written by: VH, CITYAM
Photographed by: Visualhouse
Standing tall at 190m high, The Scalpel is located on Lime Street in the City of London financial district. It will band with an array of skyscrapers in the area - including the “Walkie Talkie” and “The Cheesegrater”. The name, Scalpel, coined by the Financial Times originates from its very angular shape and structure. Built to become W.R. Berkley’s new European Headquarters, the insurance company will occupy one quarter of the 38 floor space. It has also been noted that Axis Capital, the Bermuda based insurance provider plans to move into The Scalpel, upon its opening at the tail of 2018. Mark Gregory, the Ceo of Axis’s international division said it best “This move speaks to the continued growth of Axis Capital’s UK operations and our deep commitment to the London market.” But these two top of the line companies are not all who plan to occupy the space, the developers at WRBC have already has serious inquiries from various businesses in the surrounding areas.
The building, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, will not only encompass high end insurance companies, it will also feature commercial lettings as well. The new structure will include a public square with benches, artwork, and a coffee shop that is built to resemble the 17th century infamous Lloyd’s Coffee House. These features will be a welcoming face and open door to the general public, as well as the daily employees. For a better understanding of what the outcome would be, the developers teamed up with Visualhouse to create realistic renderings of the completed project. Take a peek!