'Walkie Talkie' skyscraper to get a permanent fix

Developer Land Security has been given planning permission for a "brise soleil" sunshade to be attached to the building to replace a temporary system put up last summer.

'Brise soleil' to be attached to skyscraper later this month

A solar glare issue drew attention to the building for the wrong reasons, but did nothing to deter lettings, with 200,000 sq ft taken up in the months after the problem materialised.

Our brise soleil solution has gained planning approval and installation will start shortly. It will not interfere with the customer fit-out or occupation. The cost involved has not altered our original estimated total cost of the building.

– Land Security, Developer

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