Broadgate is a large, convert|32|acre|m2|0 office and retail estate in the
City of London, owned by British Landand managed by Broadgate Estates. The original developer was Rosehaugh: it was built by a Bovis / Carillionjoint venture and was the largest office development in London until the arrival of Canary Wharfin the early 1990s.
The modern and mainly-pedestrianised development is located on the original site of Broad Street station (closed in 1986) and beside and above the railway approaches into
Liverpool Street station.
The perimeter of the managed estate is
Bishopsgateto the east, Sun Street, Appold Streetand the eastern part of Worship Streetto the north, the southern part of Wilson Streetto the west and Eldon Streetand Liverpool Streetto the south. Included in the estate are Broadgate Circleand Exchange Square. Boundary changes made in 1993 now place the entire estate within the City of London - previously a part was in the London Borough of Hackney. [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/SI/si1993/Uksi_19931445_en_1.htm ]
Several different companies have participated in the development of the estate, but since 2003 the whole estate has been owned by
British Land, which has been involved since 1984. Statistics from British Landstate that the estate provides 360,000 square metres (3,900,000 ft²) of office, retail and leisure accommodation spread over 129,000 square metres (32 acres) and over 30,000 people are employed there.
Any photography around the site including the public square which houses the 'Fulcrum' sculpture is banned by on-site security personnel.Fact|date=April 2008
Broadgate Tower, the 3rd-tallest building in the City after Tower 42and the 30 St Mary Axewas completed in 2008 and has added more than convert|820000|sqft|m2|abbr=on of commercial floorspace to the estate. This building stands over the railway tracks out of Liverpool Street station .
Broadgate Estates manage other major office and retail developments in London such as
Paternoster Square, home of the London Stock Exchange.
* [http://www.broadgatelondon.com/ Official website]
* [http://www.broadgateice.co.uk/ Broadgate Ice Rink]
* [http://www.britishland.com/devbroadgate.htm 201 Bishopsgate and the Broadgate Tower]
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