Last week the design watchdog reported that it was unconvinced by the proposal and that it ‘could not support [the] planning application’ for the huge crystalline building.
It added that it ‘wished to see the design evolve’ (read the full report here).
Speaking to the AJ, McAslan said: ‘CABE’s report is fine, the building is yards from St Paul’s and it has to be right. They want to support the scheme but they need more details.
‘The points they made are absolutely fair and there is nothing they said that I don’t agree with.’
McAslan said that an ammended design proposal that answered CABE’s concerns would be delivered within the next six to eight weeks.