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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
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2014
Completion 2018
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Regional Ranking #124 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #12 Tallest in United Kingdom
City Ranking #11 Tallest in London

Companies Involved

Owner St George PLC
Developer Brookfield Multiplex
Design Ian Simpson Architects
Structural Engineer
Design WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
MEP Engineer
Design Briggs & Forrester; Hoare Lea
Main Contractor Multiplex; Laing O'Rourke
Other Consultant
• Cost Core Five LLP ; AECOM
• Façade Maintenance WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
• Fire Hoare Lea
• Geotechnical WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
• Planning DP9 Ltd; CBRE
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Sealants Sika Services AG


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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