The Pinnacle is at the heart of the financial district in the City of London. It will become one of the tallest skyscrapers in the Capital, boasting one million square feet of lettable floor space.
The Pinnacle is destined to become an iconic building, shaping the city skyline under the construction expertise of Brookfield Multiplex. Its distinctive design tapers to an apex some 288 metres above ground level, housing approximately 72 levels above ground. In addition, the building extends three levels (around 16 metres) below ground.
On the top floors, accessed by high-speed lifts, will be London’s highest viewing gallery and restaurant, both with external terraces, each providing stunning views across London. Double-height retail spaces and the triple-height tower entrance lobby, which includes a café and retail spaces, offer enticement from the street.
The spiraling form is dictated by adjacent building heights and viewpoints across London. It’s so-called ‘snakeskin’ facade is the product of triple glazed layers of clear glass – a weatherproof and thermally broken layer on the inside and an outer, un-insulated layer made of repetitively sized, overlapping rectangular glass panels.
Internally the one million square feet of office accommodation sprawls across a range of floor plates to cater to a variety of business needs, each designed with flexibility in mind. At certain levels, sky lobbies offer the opportunity to circulate, or enjoy the café and panoramic views of London.
With an ‘Excellent’ target Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating; The Pinnacle incorporates a number of environmental systems including heat recovery, high-efficiency plant, low-energy cooling systems and photovoltaic cells (1,500 square metres) that are incorporated into the unitized cladding panels that wrap around the collar of the tower facade as it spirals to the top, generating up to 200 kilowatts of electricity.