30 St Mary Axe (informally known as the Gherkin and previously as the Swiss Re Building) is a commercial skyscraper in London’s primary financial district, the City of London. It was completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004. With 41 stories it is 180 metres (591 ft) tall and stands on the former sites of the Baltic Exchange and Chamber of Shipping, which were extensively damaged in 1992 by the explosion of a bomb placed by the Provisional IRA in St Mary Axe, the street from which the tower takes its name. Designed by Norman Foster and Arup Engineers, this iconic building was built by Skanska at a total cost of £138m.
J Safra Real Estate
Foster and Partners
Pexhurst Services Ltd
AOC Interiors Ltd
The latest refurbishment project started in November 2017 on the 27th floor of the iconic Gherkin. During our 8 week project we will be making landlord adaptations to split the floor into two demises by way of separating partition and forming a new central corridor for access to communal toilets and offices.
AccentHansen are supplying and installing 2 GlazeShield FL double doorsets, each with two glazed side screens. The doorsets will be manufactured to fit 2.75m high structural openings, have automatic openers fitted and offer 30 mins integrity fire-rating.