Main contractor appointed
Skanska has been appointed as the main contractor for the £180 million Blossom Street development.
Work will start in early 2021 and complete in 2023. Skanska will renovate existing warehouses and construct new space to create eight new buildings on the site. It is located a short walk from Liverpool Street Station and just behind Spitalfields Market.
Once completed, the development will provide 336,000 sqft of commercial, retail and public space.
Steve Holbrook, Managing Director at Skanska, said: “I am proud to work with British Land to deliver this exciting project – that will breathe life into this historic part of London, ultimately creating new places to live, enjoy and work, and jobs that will support the local economy.
“Our early engagement has seen us develop the strong relationships needed to understand the bespoke requirements of this project. In addition, our experts developed solutions for the mechanical, electrical and public health services and we created a bespoke solution for the precast façade, shaving three months off the build time.”
Nigel Webb, Head of Development at British Land, commented: “We are committed to creating places that support the communities in which we operate. This means working with partners like Skanska who share our values and have a team of experts that can help us to deliver modern, sustainable buildings that provide vibrant workspaces, promote wellbeing and have flexibility built into the design to adapt to future needs.”
The design and plans for Blossom Street were coordinated by AHMM architects, who worked with three additional architectural practices to help create a variety of styles that complement the surrounding area.
24/12/2020 19:23 by Buildington
Planning Application Drop-in Session
British Land is inviting you to a drop-in session to discuss the proposals for the Loom Court (also known as Site 3) Planning Application, which has been validated by Tower Hamlets Council. Get answers to any outstanding questions you may have.
The application seeks permission for the retention of Loom Court and construction of a part 4, 5 and 6 storey building to deliver 3,644sqm of office (Use Class B1) and 141sqm of retail (Use Class A1/A3) together with associated landscaping and plant. The new building has been designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris architects.
The validated Application including all associated documentation can be found on the online planning portal, searching for application reference: PA/19/01608/A1. You can access the planning portal at https://development.towerhamlets.gov.uk/online-applications/.
The drop-in session will be held at Loom Court, 14-22 Elder Street, E1 6BT on Thursday 16th January 2020, 4:00pm – 8:00pm.
03/01/2020 09:15 by Buildington
At Blossom Street, all demolition is now complete and the groundwork activities have started.
Archaeological excavation works are near completion at Shoreditch High Street and backfilling works are taking place ahead of the future piling activities.
The 16 Norton Folgate temporary works have been installed to support the retained elements. Archaeological excavation works will start in November.
The façade retention steelwork on Commercial Street is being installed this month prior to demolition.
Read more from the community update by Cantillon for November 2019 at blossomstreet-e1.co.uk.
20/11/2019 16:35 by Buildington
Site 3 Public Consultation
British Land is exploring the potential for an office-led scheme at the Loom Court site and neighbouring depot building (site 3).
The proposals include retaining and refurbishing the existing Loom Court building, along with a new build element where the depot building was on Blossom Street.
British Land would like your feedback and will be holding two drop-in sessions at Loom Court, 14-22 Elder Street, E1 6BT:
Thursday 16th May 2019, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 18th May 2019, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Visit blossomstreet-e1.co.uk to find out more.
09/05/2019 18:08 by Buildington
Construction Update Meeting takes place on Thursday 25th April 2019. For details please visit the development website at blossomstreet-e1.co.uk.
Hoarding set up and lighting to the scaffold gantry on Shoreditch High Street continues on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April and possibly the next weekend after that, too.
25/04/2019 06:15 by Buildington
The next Construction Update Meeting takes place on Thursday 28th March 2019.
This is a further opportunity for the community to receive an update regarding the project, including details on the development programme and other information on the construction over the next few months.
The team will be joined by the site contractor to answer questions on the construction and communications programme.
For more details about this event please visit blossomstreet-e1.co.uk.
18/03/2019 07:49 by Buildington
Contractor Cantillon is preparing Loom Court building to be used as offices for the site team ahead of the imminent commencement of works on site in February 2019. This will involve the removal of internal fixtures and fittings to enable the internal partition walls to be installed and the subsequent decoration of facilities.
The full update regarding ongoing activity around Blossom Street is available at blossomstreet-e1.co.uk.
22/01/2019 17:29 by Buildington
The Blossom Street Development is planning to commence in February 2019. Cantillon Limited will be moving onto the site to facilitate the construction works.
See more at blossomstreet-e1.co.uk.
20/12/2018 14:39 by Buildington
British Land will make a decision on the Blossom Street development before the end of this calendar year.
They have consent for a 340,000 sq ft mixed use development, integrating 258,000 sq ft of character office space, with retail and residential, to create a mixed-use development, that builds on the historic fabric of the area, which expires in February 2019. The plans envisage a mix of floorplates, to appeal to small and growing businesses, particularly in the technology and creative sectors, with the potential for some space to be allocated to Storey.
Source: British Land Company plc Full Year Results 2018, year ended 31 March 2018 britishland.com.
17/05/2018 09:43 by Buildington
At Blossom Street, the Court of Appeal ruled in November that the planning permission for the proposed development could not be legally challenged, bringing the planning process to a successful conclusion. British Land will continue discussions with potential occupiers to secure a sufficient level of pre-lets before committing to the scheme.
Source: The British Land Company PLC Half Year Results 2016/17 www.britishland.com 16.11.2016
17/11/2016 09:28 by Buildington
Blossom Street in Spitalfields, London E1 - new on Buildington!
19/07/2015 13:49 by Buildington