Foster and Partners has been working with Hammerson on a new 30-40 storey tower as part of a huge development on the fringe of the City of London, the developer has revealed.
It is expected that a planning application for a new mixed-use scheme of 79,000m 2
will be submitted to Hackney council before the end of the year, to partially replace an earlier consent for a 23-storey office tower by KPF.
The developer plans to incorporate 43,000m 2
of office accommodation, residential units, a hotel and public spaces, after it acquired the site in question, Northgate, close to Bishopsgate in London E1, in August.
The developer had initially planned to build KPF's 19,000m 2
office scheme, but revised its plans after acquiring more land.by Rob Sharp