SPECULATIVE LONDON OFFICE SCHEME WINS FULL APPROVAL

Lasalle Investment Management and Citygrove are now well into the delivery phase having gained planning consent for the construction of a new commercial scheme at 60 London Wall.

Having bought the site speculatively in 2013, the new owners appointed leading studio, EPR Architects, to concieve a contemporary vision the prime City of London site, occupying a prominent 1.3 acre corner site fronting London Wall to the north and Copthall Avenue to the west.

The 1980’s postmodern office building will be completely reworked, stripping the building back to the frame and re-coring to provide efficient high quality modern workplace accommodation with a prime retail offering at ground floor level. The building terraces-back, creating sky gardens for the enjoyment of the occupants whilst creating a diverse, enhanced ecology.

The property comprises of a basement level, containing service and support facilities, a ground floor with office reception, office and retail floor space with the majority of the office space arranged over large flexible upper floorplates arranged around a central atrium.

Extent of visibility in relation to the proposed addtional floors, the impact of street-level character and overall design quality were critical to the City of London.

Given the high level of planning and construction activity in the area, consideration of consented and implemented schemes was required for cumulative assessment(Read about Accurate Verified View – AVR – Classifications).

Working with the design team from the earliest stages, we prepared early images of massing iterations for several pre-application engagments. With overall parameters agreed, full delivery for submission alongside some non-verified photomontage CGIs, also used for further marketing, was completed.

SUMMARY

Client: Lasalle Investment Management
Architect: EPR Architects
Planning Consultants: Jones Lang LaSalle
Scope: Verified Photomontage CGIs – AVR 1 and AVR 3, non-verified CGI
Planning Ward:City of London, Broad Street
Status: Planning consent granted, April 2017