Mayor approves Bishopsgate Goodsyard Masterplan

The Mayor of London has approved Hammerson and Ballymore’s plans to transform the Bishopsgate Goodsyard site into an exemplary mixed-use urban quarter that will help drive the recovery and growth of Shoreditch and London over the next decade.

At a hearing at City Hall on the 3rd December 2020, the Mayor gave the green light for the regeneration of the 10-acre site in the heart of Shoreditch, which is one of central London’s last remaining strategic brownfield regeneration sites.

The revised plans proposed by the joint venture between Hammerson and Ballymore will provide 500 homes, with 50% affordable, as well as 1.4 million sq ft of workspace, including one of the largest single contributions of affordable workspace of any development in London.

All heritage assets on the site will be fully restored, with work led by local heritage specialists Chris Dyson Architects, including the Grade II-listed Oriel Gateway and the Braithwaite Arches, which will become home to new retail and hospitality providers, with the opportunity within the scheme for over 100 emerging and independent businesses.

The office buildings, which will provide varied types of workspace to suit occupiers ranging from large corporates to small creative businesses, have been designed by Eric Parry Architects and Buckley Gray Yeoman. FaulknerBrowns have led the masterplan and they have also designed elements of the workspace provision, as well as the residential, hotel and cultural buildings.

The development, which will be car free and provide over 3,000 cycle spaces, also includes two new flexible culture and arts buildings, one in Hackney and one in Tower Hamlets, with a destination cultural building on Brick Lane and a new exhibition space located within the arches on London Road.

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