Boris approves British Land’s £300m City fringe scheme

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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Developer British Land has won its battle to build the controversial Blossom Street redevelopment in London after mayor Boris Johnson backed the scheme last night.

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British Land wins battle for Blossom Street redevelopment

His decision clears the way for enabling work to start straightaway on the 347,000 sq ft regeneration scheme near to Spitalfields Market.

The developer’s plans ran into fierce opposition from local conservationists keen to protect the character of the historic Norton Folgate neighbourhood on the City fringe.

Johnson over-ruled Tower Hamlets Council, which had previously rejected the controversial scheme.

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Semi-derelict Norton Folgate site on Shoreditch High Street

British Land plans to refurbish several existing derelict warehouse buildings and build new blocks on vacant sites to create mainly office space along with 13 shops and 40 flats.

The scheme also includes two new areas of public space, totalling 15,000 sq ft.

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Existing view from corner of Norton Folgate

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Proposed view from corner of Norton Folgate

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Proposed Blossom Yard will create new public space

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Refurbished Blossom Street warehouses

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Elder Street with a mix of retained and new building

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