Kingspan Access Floors has gained a contract from Canary Wharf Contractors Limited to supply 48,000 sq m of flooring to 20 Fenchurch Street, the 38-storey landmark office complex being built in the City of London.
Kingspans RMG 600 flooring will be used on 18 floors of the 160 metre high building, including four floors to be occupied by the RSA Insurance Group.Kingspan is due to start work on site at the end of August 2013 and the building is on schedule for completion in the second quarter of 2014.
20 Fenchurch Street has been informally referred to as the Walkie Talkie due to its highly distinctive shape, making it flare outwards, enabling floor space to be maximised towards the top of the building.
Designed by world-renowned and award winning architect Rafael Viñoly, the building is being developed by a joint venture of Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group.
It will provide over 650,000 sqft of office space and will be a striking addition to the London skyline. The iconic tower will feature a publicly accessible sky garden, which will become Londons highest public green space. The gardens will span the top three storeys, will be accessible by two express lifts and will include a viewing area, terrace, café, bar and restaurant. Fourteen double-deck lifts will serve the main office floors of the building.
20 Fenchurch Street will incorporate low carbon technologies, including a natural gas fuel cell the first in the City and photo voltaic cells on the roof.It is designed and constructed with high sustainability credentials and is on track to achieve an Excellent BREEAM rating.