Natural systems that mean The Gherkin is capable
of using less energy than most of its
Bright, open spaces that bring daylight deep into column-free floor plates. Ventilation that spirals up through the building, acting as ‘lungs’ to draw in fresh air. A WiredScore Platinum rating, assuring the very best in digital infrastructure.
Who hasn’t heard of The Gherkin? The first and still most recognisable of this century’s ‘nicknamed towers’. A true landmark that Londoners and visitors alike use to orient themselves. And a place of pride for everyone who works here.
The Gherkin is rooted in the enduring relationship between architecture and technology — an approach that influenced much of the UK’s engineering excellence over the past generation.
It remains a visible symbol of British innovation and quality in commercial capitals around the world — from London to New York, Hong Kong to Frankfurt.
Foster + Partners — and Pritzker Prize winner Norman Foster himself — are pioneers of sustainable innovation and have continued to evolve this celebration of technology and progressive design.
The Gherkin stands for that legacy and carries that reputation around the world.