Circus London
Planning permission granted

Planning permission granted

29/09/2020 by Buildington
Planning permission granted

City of London Corporation has granted planning permission for the redevelopment of a Grade II-Listed 1-5 London Wall Buildings.

The joint venture between Angelo Gordon and Endurance Land includes a 4,000m2 extension and the reinstatement of the lost French-style pavilion roof that was bombed in WWII.

Alastair Moss, Chair of the Planning and Transportation Committee at the City of London Corporation, commented: “This development hits the mark on a number of the City Corporation’s key objectives - including tackling air pollution, provisions for active transport and the improvement of the public realm.

“We are delighted this significant City building is being brought back to life whilst honouring the original vision for this impressive site with the reintroduction of the pavilion roof feature that was lost in WWII.

“The transformation of this historic property, coupled with the eventual completion of Crossrail and restoration of Finsbury Circus, shows the enduring confidence in the Square Mile’s position as a thriving centre for business and growth.”

London Wall Buildings are next to the Square Mile’s largest open space and London’s first public park, Finsbury Circus Gardens.

The City Corporation manages the park which reopened last month following a 10 year closure for Crossrail works.

The winner of an architecture design competition to transform Finsbury Circus Gardens’ landscaping and pavilion is due to be announced in the coming months.

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