24-hour restaurant to open at the City's tallest skyscraper

By Sophie Witts contact

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An artist's impression of 22 Bishopsgate
An artist's impression of 22 Bishopsgate

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Operators are being sought to run a 24-hour restaurant at the 22 Bishopsgate tower, which is set to become the City’s tallest skyscraper.

According to BigHospitality’s sister site MCA, the central London leisure team at CBRE has been instructed to find operators for a 30,000 sq.ft rooftop restaurant/club unit at the site.

It will join London's other 24-hour restaurants including nearby Duck & Waffle at 110 Bishopsgate​ and Polo Bar outside Liverpool Street Station.

Plans on the developer's website also include space for street food vendors and restaurants on the lower floors, designed to create a 'constant buzz of activity'.

At 278m the £1bn 62-storey glass and steel building will be almost three times the height of Big Ben when it is completed in 2019.

It falls just short of London’s tallest building the Shard, which is 310m high.

Seb Howard, director at CBRE, told MCA:  “The CBRE London leisure team including Cecelia Hale have continued to enjoy resounding success in winning a number of new Landlord instructions in central London and the City.

“For us, 22 Bishopsgate as one of London’s most coveted leisure instructions is the jewel in the crown and will provide us a great platform to increase the firm’s existing global network and our own exposure to the international market.”

The £1bn development was green-lit in April following a ‘right to light’ dispute brought by dozens of buildings around the site that threatened to stop its construction.

However, the City of London authorities overruled the challenge after deciding the scheme would result in ‘significant improvements’ to the local area.  

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