The Liberty of Southwark

Southwark SE1
Mixed use development

Key Details

15-33 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RQ
Local Area
Local Authority
Greater London
Use Classes
C3, E


The Liberty of Southwark at 25-33 Southwark Street is a mixed-use development in London SE1.

The 0.7ha derelict site near London Bridge station and Borough Market will be turned into offices, homes, and a local cultural and social hub.

Designed by the local architect Allies and Morrison, The Liberty of Southwark will be a new 190,000 sq ft net zero office building, including an affordable workspace. The building is targeting the highest level of sustainability and wellness credentials, including BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Platinum. 15 Southwark Street, dating from the 1860s, is also restored as part of the development.

In the heart of the development will stand a community centre, designed to showcase a collection of exceptional Roman items unearthed at The Liberty of Southwark location. Among these treasures is the most complete Roman mausoleum ever found in Britain. This space will be open to everyone - students, local community organisations, and visitors..

New Homes For Sale and Rent
36 new homes will also be built within the development, with 50 per cent affordable, including 12 new homes available at social rent, creating a diverse and economically sustainable community that will allow people and businesses to thrive.

Commercial Space
Sitting between Southwark Street, Redcross Way and Union Street, the site will create a new commercial centre for Southwark, providing more than 200,000 square feet of commercial space for restaurants, cafés, retail opportunities and flexible small business workspace.

Around 141,000 sq ft of office space including 10% of affordable workspace.

22,700 sq ft of retail space including 9 retail units and 12 market stalls.

New Jobs
The site will contribute to the local economy through the new commercial facilities, as well as by creating more than 1,850 jobs once complete, which is especially vital given its location within an opportunity area and Central Activity Zone near London Bridge station.

Small and medium businesses will also be encouraged to take advantage of the new hub through the provision of 10 per cent affordable workspace. This builds on U+I and TfL’s reputations for supporting new and developing businesses. As a landlord, more than 85 per cent of TfL’s tenants are small or medium businesses.

Public realm Improvements
A range of public realm improvements, including new pedestrian routes, will be delivered to help the local community explore the new businesses and bustling market stalls and reinstate some of the medieval yards and lanes of historic Southwark. These lanes will be lined with shops, cafés, restaurants and market stalls to bring activity during the day and evening. Smaller retail units are also included to support and encourage accommodate small independent traders.

Community Garden
There will also be a new community garden and play space for members of the public to socialise as well as more new cycle spaces.


Formerly known as Landmark Court.

2020 June - Plans approved by Southwark Council Planning Committee for: Mixed-use development involving the demolition of 25-33 Southwark Street, the restoration of 15 Southwark Street for residential use and the erection of new buildings comprising: a part 6/8/9-storey office (Class B1) building incorporating a single-storey basement, flexible ground floor uses (Classes A1/A2/A3/A4 and D2) and workspace units (Class B1); a 3-storey workshop building (Class B1); a marketplace with up to 9 permanent stalls (Class A1); 36 residential units in the refurbished 15 Southwark Street building and a new 8-storey block; associated areas of new public realm; hard and soft landscaping; enhancements to Crossbones Burial Ground; means of access and enclosure, and; ancillary plant and equipment. Architect: Allies and Morrison. Southwark Council ref. no. 19/AP/0830.

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Site & Location

The 0.7ha site is situated near London Bridge station and Borough Market.


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