30 St Mary Axe (nicknamed ‘the Gherkin’) is London’s most instantly recognisable example of contemporary architecture. With 41 storeys, it is 180 meters (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.
Websters are proud to be associated with this iconic landmark, certifying the annual service charge cost on behalf of the JSRE 30 St Mary Axe Management Ltd.
30 St Mary Axe was designed by Norman Foster and Arup Group and it was erected by Skanska, with construction commencing in 2001. It was completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004.
Comprising a combination of office and retail space, totalling 500,000 sq ft, The Gherkin is an iconic structure housing a flourishing community. The Gherkin deserves its reputation for being ‘the most civilised skyscraper in the world’.