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CITY OF LONDON BUILDING OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

The Leadenhall Building, aka The Cheesegrater, has been crowned the winner of the City of London Building of the Year award

There’s no shortage of architectural triumphs in London, but not many can claim the title of ‘Building of the Year.’

Now the Leadenhall Building, known as The Cheesegrater because of its wedge-like shape, can do just that. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners and developed by British Land and Oxford Properties, this skyscraper located at 122 Leadenhall Street has won the City of London Building of the Year award. The prize, organised by Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects, allows the public to nominate examples of contemporary architecture across the London cityscape.

15 city buildings were nominated for the quality of their architectural design and the impact they have had on the city, before a shortlist of four was announced. The three runners-up, chosen by a jury led by Paul Finch, programme director of the World of Architecture Festival, were St Bartholomew’s Hospital by HOK, 8–10 Moorgate by Allies and Morrison and 6 Bevis Marks by Fletcher Priest. 

The Leadenhall Building opened in July 2014. Its tenants include insurer Aon, shipbroker Affinity and designers of the venue, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. 

See inside this incredible 45-floor space below:

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