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19th October 2020

Lucas secures another City tall building painting package

Lucas has won another major painting package for a new City tower, a 50-storey office and retail development at 8 Bishopsgate.

Painting teams are set to start work in the basement levels, applying specialist epoxy safety coatings to the floors and painting all the plant rooms and back of house areas. Then we will deploy up the tower as construction develops, painting all office and core walls, ceilings and joinery.

The development by Stanhope and Mitsubishi Estate London will provide some retail space on the ground floor and 560,000 sq ft of prime office space. The building design is a series of stacked blocks that narrow and reduce in size at higher levels creating a slender look to the tower with terraces and outdoor spaces topped by a public viewing area on the 50th floor.

The new tower is on the corner of Bishopsgate and Leadenhall Street where our fit out teams have already created a distinctive marketing suite for the development, located next door at 145 Leadenhall. We have also completed a series of major painting and construction packages just up the road for the new 62-storey tower TwentyTwo at 22 Bishopsgate.

The Construction Manager for 8 Bishopsgate is Lendlease and the programme is scheduled to finish in late 2022.