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BANKSIDE YARDS A planning application was submitted to Southwark in the summer for the Bankside Yards redevelopment of Sampson House (right) by Native Land, Temasek, HPL and Amcorp Properties. The 130,000sq m mixeduse project – which also includes Ludgate House, granted planning permission in 2014 – intends to reconnect the space between Tate Modern and Blackfriars Station in five buildings linked by public spaces. There will be more homes and a fraction less office space than envisaged in the project’s original design. Southwark Council will also benefit from a minimum £65 million contribution towards further affordable homes elsewhere in the borough. The project would replace two older office blocks. Preparation for the demolition of Sampson House is in progress and expected to start in early 2019, as well as development work on the Ludgate House site, which has already been demolished. A community liaison group keeps local people updated about the demolition. Original developer Carlyle Group obtained planning permission in 2014 for the 489 homes across five buildings, along with 27,870sq m of office space and 3,809sq m of retail and cultural facilities. The new application proposes 581 homes with 26,663sq m of office space and a hotel. Of the 92 additional homes, 35% are planned as affordable. There will be a range of publicly accessible spaces with public art that link up different areas within the site. The architectural strategy is intended to reflect the surrounding context of brick, steel and concrete and the artistic quality of the neighbouring Tate Modern. It will seek to contribute to a balanced skyline along the river, with the shape of the cluster designed to respond to the surrounding buildings. The five buildings will vary in shape, material and size, providing a scale transition. A landscaping plan is being developed for trees, hedges and green areas, and Hopton Garden will provide a new green space on Hopton Street, with shrubs and street trees, as well as benches and a play space.

185 PARK STREET Demolition has commenced on the 185 Park Street scheme. The site housed the former headquarters of the Central Electricity Generating Board near Bankside, which was later used by National Grid and various small businesses. The project was originally by developer Delancey but has been bought by Slovakian firm JTRE and Sons & Co, marking JTRE’s first venture into the UK property market. The site has planning consent for 163 apartments and 8,156sq m of offices and 919sq m of retail, plus 1,550sq m of cultural space.

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