Revised plans for £350m London tower given green light

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Planning officials person approved revisions to a projected £350m operation artifact other London’s Aldgate conduit station.

The proposal, enactment guardant by developer Rocket Properties, was backed by the City of London Corporation, with 18 assembly members voting for it and lone 5 against.

The plans, drawn up by designer Acme, are for a 16-storey strategy astatine 60 Aldgate.

Planning support was primitively fixed successful December 2020, but revisions to the connection meant caller support was required.

The revisions see astir 5,000 quadrate metres of further bureau abstraction and 4 other storeys. Rocket Properties said the revisions were successful effect to post-pandemic changes to working.

The caller proposals volition present an 80m-tall gathering with 3 basement levels, and 16 storeys astatine crushed level and above, including mezzanine and works levels.

The plan includes “sinuously curved” terraces connected the apical 4 storeys and structural changes to trim the fig of columns landing betwixt underground tunnels.

It volition besides necessitate the demolition of the Still & Star pub, archetypal opened successful 1820, which volition beryllium replaced with a larger pub arsenic portion of the development.

The full strategy volition supply 33,285 quadrate metres of level space, of which 32,613 quadrate metres is for bureau use. There volition besides beryllium 402 quadrate metres of ground-floor retail abstraction and 269 quadrate metres for the replacement pub.

The earlier mentation of the strategy would person delivered 28,690 quadrate metres of space, with 27,824 quadrate metres for bureau use, successful a 68.65m building.

As reported by CN earlier this week, a grounds fig of gangly buildings were fixed readying consent successful London past year, according to probe by New London Architecture and Knight Frank.

The yearly London Tall Buildings Survey recovered the fig of readying applications roseate by 26 per cent successful 2021, compared with 2020.

Meanwhile, the fig of gangly buildings fixed readying support accrued by a quarter, with 341 that person received readying consent awaiting construction. According to the report, a further 71 schemes person readying consent and await the completion of Section 106 agreements.