Hertshten Properties Limited has submitted an application for the development of a new mixed-use office tower at 85 Gracechurch Street in the City of London.
The proposed scheme drawn up by Woods Bagot will see 35,000sqm of office as well as a large civic public hall at ground level.
The public hall, which recreates an historic Pedestrian route between Gracechurch Street and Lime Street Passage, is designed to accommodate events that support the rejuvenation of Leadenhall Market, which dates back to the 14th century.
The plans for a complementary extension of Leadenhall Market along with the improved cultural offer is intended to help drive footfall and help turn Leadenhall Market into a 7-day-a-week national and international destination.
The proposals for 85 Gracechurch Street also include a publicly accessible Heritage Garden with areas of densely planted woodland that create a tranquil spot in the heart of the City. Internal areas of the garden include a multipurpose cultural space, that focuses on the history of this part of the City, from Roman London to the present day, with opportunities for archaeological display, VR exhibits and a cafe.
Woods Bagot worked closely with heritage and townscape consultants and City of London Planning and Design officers, to design a unique architectural response which distils the character and appearance of the Leadenhall Market Conservation Area through contemporary responses to form, massing, articulation, materiality, and detailing.
The team at Anstey Horne, led by Senior Director Matt Grant, advised on all aspects of daylight & sunlight, overshadowing, solar glare and light pollution matters associated with the planning application
Client : Hertshten Properties (part of the Hertshten Group)
Client Representative : Shaw Corporation
Architect : Woods Bagot
Planning : DP9
Services : Daylight & Sunlight
Sector : Mixed Use
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