Construction is nearing completion on Foggo Associates’ Cannon Street Station redevelopment in the city of London
The scheme includes an eight-storey office block sitting above a reworked Network Rail station and a new underground station which will not open until spring 2012.
The 57,800m² project is described by the practice as a ‘steel mega-structure which spans and cantilevers over the railway, stations and tracks’.
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Foggo wins green light for Cannon Street Station redesign
Foggo Associates’ Cannon Street Station redevelopment has won the thumbs-up from planners - for the second time - following a redesign to counter structural and thermal ‘difficulties’.
According to the planning papers, issues had arisen with the eight-storey building’s distinctive ‘glass floating box’, which is to sit within a complex structural frame.
It is understood that the realisation of the original designs (pictured) ‘did not prove possible for structural reasons and also resulted in difficulties in respect to thermal transfer and meeting the requirements of Part L of the building regulations.’
The report by the City of London planners continued: ’ -the external framing of the building remains unchanged in scale but the structural articulation of the glazing within it has increased. It is proposed to bring the glazed facades on the east and west elevations forward by 0.35m and set back the north and south elevations by a further 1.15m.’
Yesterday, the City of London’s planning committee agreed a resolution to grant planning permission for the revised scheme.