Heron Tower also known as Salesforce Tower – in Bishopsgate, just a short walk from Liverpool Street station – is the tallest skyscraper in the city of London. Along with the Gherkin and the Scalpel, it’s another iconic building we have built for the capital.
At 202m high – 230m with the mast – it shows off our talent for constructing skyscrapers. It is a true London icon, from its lobby with Britain’s largest privately-owned aquarium, to the breath-taking scenic views of London from SushiSamba and other leisure destinations at the top of the building.
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the award-winning tower provides a mixture of offices, shops and restaurants. It has 41 floors – 36 are for offices – and 42,912sqm of space. Its solar panels on the south-facing façade generate environmentally-friendly energy. This helped it secure an excellent rating from sustainability assessors, BREEAM.
One of London’s greatest landmarks
Heron Tower was named as the best commercial workplace at the 2012 British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards. Gary Clifford, BCO’s operations director, said: “This award is a true testament to each stakeholder involved in the successful delivery of such fantastic commercial office facilities and proves how we pulled together as a team to deliver one of London’s greatest landmarks.”
Truly exceptional office space
Heron International’s Gerald Ronson said: “World-class office developments play an important role in attracting international companies to the Square Mile, helping it to retain its status as the global financial capital.
“Heron Tower has taken more than 12 years, from conception to completion, but the results speak for themselves: this is a truly exceptional office development in one of the world’s best locations.”