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Plantation Place is one of the largest office developments in the City of London, the primary financial district of London,[1] taking its name from a previous Plantation House, once the world's recognised centre of the tea trade.

Plantation Place
Plantation Place from Eastcheap, London - Sept 2007.jpg
Plantation Place and neighbouring church St Margaret Pattens
General information
LocationLondon, EC3
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′40″N 0°04′57″W / 51.5112°N 0.0824°W / 51.5112; -0.0824Coordinates: 51°30′40″N 0°04′57″W / 51.5112°N 0.0824°W / 51.5112; -0.0824
Completed2004
Opening2004; 15 years ago (2004)
Height
Roof68 m (223 ft)
Technical details
Floor count16 (14 above ground)

Its anchor tenant is Accenture but it is also the current headquarters of a number of other consultancy firms, banks and insurance companies, including QBE Insurance, Wells Fargo, RSA and Munich Re.[2] The building occupies almost an entire block of approximately 10,200 sq m, bordered by Fenchurch Street to the north, Mincing Lane to the east, and Rood Lane to the west. It is bounded to the south by its sister building Plantation Place South, which has its main entrance on Great Tower Street. On the other side of Rood Lane is the skyscraper 20 Fenchurch Street, completed in August 2014.[3]

The previous building on the site was Plantation House (built in 1935) and served the commodities markets, especially for tea and rubber.[4] It was the home of the London Metal Exchange until 1994.[5]

The complex contains almost 3,000 sq m of roof gardens, offering views of London's skyline. In September 2004, these roof gardens were opened to the public as part of the Open House London weekend.

Arup Group were the architects, mechanical engineers and structural engineers for a series of buildings on the site constructed in 2004. The site is the location of the remains of the old Roman settlement of Londinium, burned down by Boudica in AD 60. A hoard of gold coins from the 2nd century was found on the site.

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  1. ^ "City office building Plantation Place set to be sold for £450m".
  2. ^ "Wells Fargo mulls 70,000 sq ft Plantation Place exit".
  3. ^ "Everything is experience - Landsec". landsec.com. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  4. ^ Bradley and Pevsner (1997). The Buildings of England - London 1: The City Of London. Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-071092-2
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)