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Revealed: Squire and Partners' submits Potters Field plans

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Squire and Partners has finally submitted plans for this mixed-use residential and cultural development on Potters Field next to Tower Bridge in London

Dubbed One Tower Bridge, the project features nine apartment blocks as well as ‘a large cultural facility’ and replaces a previous high-rise scheme designed by Ian Ritchie.

Squire and Partners replaced Ritchie on the development back in May 2008 and landowners, Berkeley Homes and the London Borough of Southwark have since been thrashing out the exact details of the proposals which also includes a 21-storey tower.

According to the practice the ‘building materials, mass, and scale mediate between the brickwork and alleyways of Shad Thames and the modern glass and steel buildings of More London, and as a group, work together to create new access ways to connect the riverside to Tooley Street and Tower Bridge Road’.

The Thames-side brownfield, once a heavily industrialised working wharf, has sat empty since the 1970s, early next year.

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Ritchie was ditched from the development by project backers Berkeley Homes and Southwark Council in April after a long-running saga surrounding the derelict Thames-side site.

The local authority is understood to be ‘delighted’ with Squire and Partner’s new mixed-use proposals which include a 8,000m² area ‘dedicated for cultural space use’ – a ‘single’ feature which was also included in the Ritchie cylindrical tower designs.

Councillor Nick Stanton, leader of Southwark Council, said: ‘We have been through a thorough process of consultation and have listened to a range of opinions from interested local community and business groups.

‘We have taken their views on board and we are confident that people will be pleased with the results.’

The new development will feature a 21-storey tower surrounded by lower units. Berkeley Homes hopes to submit a planning application for the site, which has sat empty since the 1970s, early next year.

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