70 St Mary Axe is a new-build development in the City of London providing 300,000 sq ft of office space over 21 floors. Designed by Foggo Associates, the 90 metre tall block has a semi-elliptical form with two curved facades and flat ends creating a distinctive shape. With curved glass and anodised aluminium fins wrapping the structure, the building soars elegantly from the surrounding historic streets.
Widely known as the Can of Ham due to its unique shape, the building’s unusual form reduces the footprint at street level, while creating standard-shaped floors of different sizes above for use as offices.
The 3 basement floors of the development contain 360 bicycle parking-spaces, along with 35 shower units, that have helped the development achieve a WELL Gold rating, wired-score platinum and cycle score platinum.
To aid with the performance requirements of the building, Shadbolt manufactured and supplied bespoke FSC® certified “Pure White” RAL 9010 factory spray paint lacquered FD30 and FD60 fire performance glazed doors and framesets featuring overdoors c/w concealed door closer at interface.