Terry Farrell to bring 'High Line Park' to Bishopsgate Goods Yard
The Mayor of London has launched a vision for the re-development of the Bishopsgate Goods Yard in Shoreditch, which could see up to 2,000 new homes built on the site
Local authorities and landowners Tower Hamlets and Hackney councils worked with the Mayor of London alongside future developers Ballymore Group and Hammerson, and with architects Terry Farrell and Partners, to produce the planning guidance document.
A high-level public park above the Braithwaite Viaduct could provide up to 1.7 hectares of open space linking to existing green spaces such as Allen Gardens – creating a Shoreditch version of the famous New York High Line park (pictured right).
Tower Hamlets’ council lead member for Housing and Development, councillor Marc Francis, said: ‘The planning guidance has been designed to demonstrate how the site can be connected with its surrounding area.
‘We particularly want to make sure any development integrates the Grade-II listed Braithwaite viaduct and former entrance gates in a creative way.
‘After sitting there unused for 40 years, it really is time to see this site brought back to life. The new Shoreditch high Street station will open on the East London Line extension next summer and it’s the perfect catalyst for the site’s regeneration’.