A 26-storey housing scheme designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop has been approved to sit alongside the architect’s Shard skyscraper and The Place
The project close to London Bridge station will include 148 new flats, a roof garden, around 1,800m2 of shops and 1,200m2 of new public realm.
The structure will occupy a 0.31hectare site, replacing the 1950s Fielden House office building on London Bridge Street and a neighbouring 1980s office building. It will sit west of The Shard and south of The Place - now rebranded ‘The News Building’.
Members of Southwark Council’s planning committee last night (4 November) gave their backing to the proposals, which form the latest phase of the London Bridge Quarter project being developed by Sellar and REM.
A statement from Sellar said the new building would ‘float’ above the streetscape, offering ‘improved site lines’ connecting it with Guy’s Hospital Quad and The News Building, as well as an open terrace wrapping around the base of the building.
Work is expected to get underway at the end of next year for completion toward the end of 2018.
Piano’s team is working with Dan Pearson Design Studio on the public realm landscaping.