Barratt London submits plans for Blackfriars tower

Out-Law News | 18 Jun 2014 | 5:18 pm |

Developer Barratt London has submitted plans to Southwark Council for a mixed-use development of five buildings, including a 27-storey tower, in London's Blackfriars.

Proposals for the 39,500 square metre scheme include the demolition of three buildings currently occupying the site and their replacement with five new buildings of between five and 27 storeys.

336 residential units are planned for the development, 79 of which will be affordable, according to the affordable housing statement submitted with the planning application. Homes will be in a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments.

Proposals also include 2500 sq m of offices, 1,200 sq m of ground floor retail space, public areas, four residents' roof gardens and basement parking for 79 vehicles.

According to the planning statement submitted with the application, the scheme will "deliver a high density mixed use development with a sustainable and viable mix of uses that complement and enhance the area’s existing offer and contribute to regional and local planning targets for jobs and homes; deliver public realm improvements and exemplary design, whilst maximising the development potential of a central London site".