City of London

8 Bishopsgate

Material used

Material type Cement based terrazzo, Marble, cut to size
Areas Entrance hall and washrooms
Project completion year 2023
Architect Wilkinson Eyre
Main Contractor Lendlease Construction Manager

The latest addition to London’s skyline is the impressive 8 Bishopsgate, designed by Wilkinson Eyre. It is a landmark 50-storey tower, on the corner of Bishopsgate and Leadenhall Street, the UK’s premier business district.

8 Bishopsgate comprises 84,800 sqm gross area including workspace, occupier amenity, street-level retail, and a public viewing gallery. It is an EPC A-rated building which makes it the tallest commercial building in the country to achieve BREEAM Outstanding.

The entrance hall is an impressive, double-height space, with the upper level of the double-deck lifts accessed via mezzanines on either side of the reception area. Our highest grade Carrara marble was specified to clad the walls behind the reception, creating a sophisticated and dramatic backdrop, whilst also complementing the exposed concrete of the lift lobbies. The palette is cool and contemporary, with beautiful detailing.

Wilkinson Eyre worked closely with the In Operagroup to source this material directly from the quarry to hand-select this Italian, premium white marble, over the course of several visits. Carrara marble aggregates were also specified for the terrazzo floors in the entrance hall.This is our cement based, Lido terrazzo which has an EPD certification for sustainability. This attractive and durable terrazzo also has a longevity which not only makes it adhere to the core values for an EPD accreditation but also complements the warm welcoming tones of the entrance hall.