Europe’s Highest Free Public Viewing Gallery

Welcome to Horizon 22 – level 58 viewing gallery at 22 Bishopsgate.

Horizon 22 is Bluecrows second project in one of London’s most prestigious buildings, 22 Bishopsgate.

Working directly with AXA and JLL, Bluecrow Protects carried out a full design and build package on levels 00, 01, 01m, 58, 58m and 60 to deliver London’s highest viewing gallery, Horizon 22.

The works included extensive acoustic treatments and large structural installation such as revolving entrance doors, plant decks and supports for the mammoth 6.6m x 3.7m LED screens! Bluecrow also carried out sprinkler, electrical, BMS, public health, flooring, HVAC and decorations packages on the project.

As stunning as the fitout is…you just can’t beat that view.

Horizon22 fit-out by Bluecrow Projects
Horizon22 fit-out by Bluecrow Projects
Horizon22, Level 58 - fit-out by Bluecrow Projects

‘Horizon 22’ offers spectacular panoramic views across London from 833 ft / 254 metres in the sky.

Located on Level 58 of the City of London’s tallest building, 22 Bishopsgate, Horizon 22 will be the highest free viewing gallery in Europe, at 254 metres or 833 ft above ground. 22 Bishopsgate is a 62-storey smart building with a vision to create a place where people thrive.

Offering a completely new perspective of London’s sprawling capital, visitors will enjoy unique views of London’s most iconic landmarks including the ‘Cheesegrater’, ‘Walkie Talkie’ ‘Gherkin’, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge, as well as across the River Thames to the Shard.

Images credit: Brendan Bell

Jon Cordell, Bluecrow at AXA and City of London pre launch

Jon Cordell, Bluecrows Operations Director was extremely proud to attend the opening of The Viewing Gallery at level 58, 22 Bishopsgate.

Bluecrows completion of this wonderful viewing gallery is a testament to the partnership we have with Horizon22, 22 Bishopsgate and AXA.

From left to right we have: Jon Cordell, Operations Director Bluecrow Projects – Michael Bautista-Trimming, MSMR Architects – Harry Powell, Senior Building Surveyor JLL – James Bell, Director MSMR – Johnny Hargreaves, Graduate Surveyor JLL – Phillip Shalless, Real Assets AXA

Shravan Joshi, City of London planning and transportation chairman – Graham Packham, Deputy Chair of the Planning and Transportation Committee, City of London and Gwyn Richards, Planning Officer, City of London

Photos credit – Brendan Bell

Thanks to Horizon 22 for sharing the video below. Here we have an exclusive look behind-the-scenes with Harry Powell, who served as the Lead Project Manager from JLL throughout the production of @horizon22b

We’ve been following the construction team throughout the making of the space and it’s great to have seen the teamwork between all parties involved! Take a moment to tune in and discover further insights into Harry’s journey in constructing @horizon22b and the valuable lessons he gained along the way.

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