Bellhouse Joseph and private equity firm Carlyle Group have submitted plans for a 90,000 sq ft, 10-storey office building on one of the City of London’s most sensitive and historic sites. Financial Times

The dramatic proposal by Ken Shuttleworth's Make architecture firm envisages a crystalline structure folding around the square in which the Monument stands.

The 202 ft Monument was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke and completed in 1676. It is the largest freestanding stone column in the world and commemorates the Great Fire of London.

The site is largely owned by the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers.