Introduction

1 Leadenhall is a 36-storey tower providing more than 500,000sqft of prime working environment in the heart of the financial centre of London and 50,000sqft of shops and cafes on a podium in the first floors of the tower. To support the successful 1 Leadenhall planning application by Make Architects and Brookfield, Momentum prepared a pedestrian studies report to analyse the current and future pedestrian demand in the area and inform on efficient footway widths and potential junction improvements to accommodate the future demand generated by committed developments in the Eastern Cluster. This was completed in line with both City of London and Transport for London requirements.

Momentum also advised Make Architects and Brookfield on the entry process for the lobby, starting from internal circulation principles through to design testing of revolving doors, turnstiles and lifts using pedestrian modelling. In addition, to ensure that designed capacities met the expected levels of demand, the team has provided heat maps illustrating the anticipated density of pedestrian movement in the lift lobbies.