Hammerson’s London Wall Place development, a 46,450m² (500,000ft²) scheme designed by Make architects, has been approved by the City of London’s planning and transportation committee.
121 London Wall Place, a 27,870m² (300,000ft²) office building next to Moor House, will offer large floor plates providing flexibility to occupiers, and extensive landscaped multi-level roof gardens, Hammerson said.
123 London Wall Place, to the west, provides 18,116m² (195,000ft²) of office space in a tower rising to 16 storeys, the same height as neighbouring 5 Aldermanbury Square.
More than half of the site will be open space, with a series of new gardens set around the historic London Wall and St Alphage Church Tower remains. The Barbican’s famous highwalk system will also be retained, allowing access to all parts of the City through the creation of new north/south and east/west bridges.
Hammerson managing director, London group, Martin Jepson said: “There has been overwhelming recognition from City of London members of the scheme’s quality and this is a result of our commitment to constantly evolving the design and challenging traditional preconceptions of both the site and occupier’s needs. This is a prime location, where we could achieve completion in 2014 ready for full occupation in 2015. We expect London Wall Place to become a well-known City landmark.”
MAKE partner Ian Lomas said: “This is a complex site and the scheme balances the needs of Barbican residents with the reinvigoration of the City. As a practice we are proud of the scheme and are pleased this was approved by the committee.”