5 Broadgate, designed by Make Architects, will become the new home of UBS when fully occupied in 2016. It will provide over 700,000 sq ft (66,890 sq m) of new space, delivering state-of-the-art trading facilities for clients and staff. The development also includes public realm and landscaping enhancements from Sun Street Passage to Primrose Street, and allows for the introduction of retail space in the new Sun Street Square.
British Land and Blackstone see the development of Broadgate as an important and positive milestone for Broadgate, and for the City of London as a whole.
The building is based on a single block form, with a gun-metal grey finish. Its deep reveals to windows and openings adds to the building’s feeling of substance. 5 Broadgate is a 12 storey building, which will make it a similar height to Exchange House within Broadgate. It will include up to four trading floors, each able to accommodate approximately 750 traders, allowing UBS to consolidate its London trading operations into one building.