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Official Name One Blackfriars
Other Names The Boomerang, Beetham Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Kingdom
City London
Street Address & Map 1 Blackfriars Road
Postal Code SE1 9GD
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2013
Completion 2019
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Regional Ranking #121 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #13 Tallest in United Kingdom
City Ranking #12 Tallest in London

Companies Involved

Owner St George PLC
Developer Brookfield Multiplex
Design SimpsonHaugh
Structural Engineer
Design WSP
MEP Engineer
Design Briggs & Forrester; Hoare Lea
Main Contractor Brookfield Multiplex
Other Consultant
• Cost Core Five LLP; AECOM
Façade Arup; Yuanda
• Façade Maintenance WSP
• Fire Hoare Lea
• Geotechnical WSP
• Interiors Broadway Malyan; Tara Bernerd & Partners
• Landscape Fabrik
• Planning DP9 Ltd; CBRE
• Wind RWDI
• (not specified) Designer Group
Material Supplier
• Ceiling Prater Limited
• Cladding Adexsi UK; Guardian Glass
• Concrete Byrne Brothers
• Elevator Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator
• Façade Maintenance Equipment Integral Cradles Ltd
• Fire Proofing Select Fire Services Ltd
• Flooring Mega Marble Limited
• Interior Partition Swift Construction, LLC; TES Group, Inc.
• Joints/Fasteners Houston Cox Central Ltd
• Sealants Sika Services AG
• Steel Dearneside Fabrications Ltd
• (not specified) EeStairs; Stair Master Limited


Interview: 1 Blackfriars Road
12 Jun 2013 – Ian Simpson, Ian Simpson Architects

London and Beyond: Regionalism and the British Skyscraper
12 Jun 2013 – Ian Simpson, Ian Simpson Architects

Interview: Heritage and Future of London Tall Buildings
11 Jun 2013 – Kamran Moazami, WSP

Research Papers

The Promise of Public Realm: Urban Spaces in the Skyscraper City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City

The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II

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