British Land’s City scheme

The British Land Company has applied for planning permission to redevelop East London’s Plantation House site. Arup Associates is masterplanning the project, but details of interiors have yet to be decided.

The 100 000m2 site comprises three office buildings of different sizes, bounded by Fenchurch Street, Mincing Lane, Rood Lane and Eastcheap. Arup Associates will carry out design work on public areas, but has not been appointed for interiors work. DEGW has provided advice on space-planning.

British Land managing director David Berry says plans for interiors “depend very much on prospective tenants – interiors haven’t been contemplated in detail yet”. He adds that hoardings are being considered, similar to those designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Morag Myerscough for British Land’s Corn Exchange redevelopment.

The Corporation of London is considering the application and its reply is expected within three months. On-site work would start shortly after, says Berry.

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