Bloomberg Building

New Image Contracts have completed the site repair of the fire protection to 14,000 tons of steel using FX1003 and M90.

The scheme sits on a 3.2 acres site in Walbrook Square in the City of London and is not set to complete until 2017 – after another 9 million hours have been spent on site.

Designed in collaboration with engineers to the stars AKTII, the two triangular-shaped buildings will house a 250-seat theatre, 18 restaurants, 4600 desk spaces, two public spaces, and a new entrance to Bank Underground station.

The project, which is being delivered by contractor Sir Robert McAlpine and is aiming for BREEAM Outstanding, will be 70 per cent naturally ventilated and features breathable walls with bronze fins.

At ground level the building will be cut through by an arcade following the route of the original Roman road which ran through the site.

The eight-storey building has been kept low to respect the height of surrounding buildings and sightlines towards St Paul’s Cathedral.

Project facts


  • 600 tons of bronze used on project to date – equivalent to the weight of 5 blue whales.
  • 15,500 tons of steel installed – 1,000 tons more than used on Brooklyn Bridge and more than double the weight of the Eiffel Tower.
  • 1,000 km of fibre optic cabling – the distance between London and Geneva.
  • Piles: 868 – Deepest pile 76.4m (250ft), 2.4m (8ft) in diameter.
  • Concrete poured: 65,000m³
  • 450 tons of aluminium (2.25million spoons)
  • Number of desks: 4600


  • Number of man hours worked so far: approx. 5 million
  • Man hours planned to complete construction of project: approx: 9 million
  • Number of people who have worked on the project to date: 6,223
  • Number of people currently working on site: 1,155
  • 26 different languages spoken on site


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