Councillor vows to fight approved redevelopment of ITV site

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A councillor has pledged to combat connected against the high-profile redevelopment of the erstwhile ITV tract connected London’s South Bank pursuing its arguable support this week.

Kevin Craig, who represents Labour successful Lambeth, refused to concede decision successful the conflict against developer CO-RE’s plans for 72 Upper Ground.

On Tuesday, the council’s planning-applications committee granted consent for the operation of a 25-storey operation connected the riverside site, arsenic portion of a 90,000 quadrate metre office-led scheme.

Craig and chap councillor Jennifer Mosley were among objectors to the development, saying its “excessive standard and bulk” would “harm surrounding practice assets”.

Craig greeted quality connected Twitter of the determination to o.k. the plans arsenic “grim”. He added: “This is not implicit yet.”

The scheme, designed by architects Make, volition spot each existing buildings connected the tract demolished and replaced by 2 towers, rising to 25 and 14 storeys successful height, and connected by a six-floor podium.

It volition supply much than 79,000 quadrate metres of commercialized floorspace, arsenic good arsenic up to 7,344 quadrate metres of taste and collaboration facilities and astir 4,000 quadrate metres of abstraction for cafes, bars and restaurants.

There volition besides beryllium caller nationalist realm astatine crushed level, a communal abstraction for tenants astatine podium level and enhanced connectivity for pedestrians.

Heritage assemblage the Twentieth Century Society objected to the plans, arsenic did section organisations Lambeth Estate Residents' Association and Coin Street Community Builders.

Lord Bryn Davies of Brixton warned that approving the strategy would beryllium “a full betrayal of what the radical who unrecorded and enactment successful the country person fought for and achieved”.

But readying officers concluded that the connection represented “a high-quality, sustainable improvement successful a suitable determination that volition present important benefits to the country and wider London”.

They said it complied with the section improvement program and that its nationalist benefits outweighed immoderate imaginable harm to practice assets. Councillors granted support successful enactment with the recommendation.

CO-RE this week said it was “delighted” to person consent for the scheme, which the developer insisted would beryllium a “great addition” to South Bank’s existing “cultural offering”.

ITV abandoned ambitious plans to redevelop its South Bank tract successful 2018. Mitsubishi and CO-RE bought the tract the pursuing year.