Fleet Street set for £5bn building boom over next five years

Aaron Morby 5 months ago

London’s former newspaper district is to be transformed over the next five years as developers shrug off recessionary fears to press ahead with a pipeline of 34 refurbishment and new build projects.

Lendlease has secured the 21-storey terraced office building and rejuvenation of the listed former Daily Express newspaper headquarters at 120 Fleet Street.
Lendlease has secured the 21-storey terraced office building and rejuvenation of the listed former Daily Express newspaper headquarters at 120 Fleet Street.

The Western city fringe district is set to explode with new projects as an estimated 3m sq ft of new Grade A commercial space across office, retail and leisure is delivered.

This will see an estimated £5bn worth of developments by 2028, according to a new report from the Fleet Street Quarter, the business improvement district representing over 359 businesses across a 43 hectare district.

The biggest schemes already on the stocks include the 539,000 sq ft of net office redevelopment of the former Daily Express buildings at River Court, Known as 120 Fleet Street where Lendlease is preferred bidder.

Mace has secured two of the other big projects advancing – the 525,000 sq ft ‘Justice Quarter’ at Salisbury Square and the 292,000 sq ft redevelopment of the former Goldman Sachs HQ at Peterborough Court, 133 Fleet Street.

Under construction

  •  Stonecutter Court
  •  Chancery House
  •  The Northcliffe
  •  Salisbury Square
  •  New Bridge Street House
  •  Edenica
  •   120 Fleet Street
  •   The Carter
  •  Holborn Viaduct
  •  West Smithfield, Museum of London
  •   150 Holborn
  •   Victoria Embankment
  •   Hale Court
  •  Myo, 3 New Street Square
  •   Blackfriars House

Projects approved

  •   65 Holborn Viaduct
  •   5 Chancery Lane
  •   Thavies Inn House
  •   10 Salisbury Square
  •   West Smithfield, Museum of London
  •   Peterborough Court
  •  Fleet Six Five

Planned Projects

  •   Fleet House
  • 100 New Bridge Road
  • 1 Plough Place
  •  Harmsworth House
  •  Hill House
  •  10 St Bride Street
  • 85 Fleet Street
  • 40 Holborn Viaduct
  • 3 Waterhouse Square
  • 6 St Andrew Street
  • Atlantic House
  •  1 Fleet Place
  • Daniel House

Lady Lucy French OBE, Chief Executive of the Fleet Street Quarter BID, said: “This part of London has been reinventing itself for 2000 years.

“This is a golden opportunity, a landmark moment. We are seeing the evolution of an area; an emerging, sustainable, inclusive hub for today and tomorrow. This is a remarkable renaissance; the reinvention and repositioning of the Fleet Street Quarter.”

Deputy Shravan Joshi, Planning and Transportation Chairman, City of London Corporation, added: “The Fleet Street Quarter is one of the few places left in London where you can really redevelop and reinvigorate a postcode. I would say it’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity.”

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