London Architecture

8 Canada Square

Also known as
HSBC World Headquarters
HSBC Tower
8 Canada Square
London, England E14
Basic Information
Designed by Foster + Partners
Type skyscraper
Floors: 45
Neighborhood: Tower Hamlets
Bounding Streets:
Canada Square
Upper Bank Street
More Information
  • Office space: 1,100,000 square feet
  • Concrete used: 180,000 tons
  • Steel used: 14,000 tons
  • Glass used: 484,200 square feet
  • The lions outside of this building's main entrance are copies of lion statues outside HSBC's Hong Kong building.
  • The lobby of this building contains a 22-foot-tall wall with documents and photos outlining the history of HSBC.
  • May 21, 2000: Three workers were killed when a crane collapsed during construction.
  • April, 2007: This building was bought by Metrovacesa for £1.09 billion.
  • December, 2008: This building was bought by HSBC for £838 million.
  • Novembe, 2009: This building was so sold to The National Pension Service of Korea for £772.5 million.