Halifax at 46-50 Fenchurch Street in spring 2012.

Halifax at 46-50 Fenchurch Street in spring 2012.

April 2012

50 Fenchurch Street

Address:
46-50 Fenchurch Street, London EC3 3JY
Area:
Langbourn
Type:
Commercial
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574

Description of 50 Fenchurch Street

50 Fenchurch Street is a commercial development in the City of London EC3.

The new development will include:
- 60,000m2 of office space across 35 floors;
- 800m2 of retail space;
- public roof garden and winter garden at 10th-floor level;
- 1248 long-stay cycle parking spaces, alongside showers and associated facilities;
- 42 short-stay cycle parking spaces within a new public square for the City with the Grade 1 listed All Hallows Staining Church tower as its centre-point.

A new Livery Hall and offices for the Clothworkers’ Company and The Clothworkers’ Foundation will also be built at 50 Fenchurch Street. The scheme will also relocate the historical 12th century Lambe’s Chapel Crypt to a new location forming part of the free public exhibition at lower ground floor level, enriching the cultural attraction of the City to visitors and workers.

The new building at 50 Fenchurch Street will incorporate extensive vertical urban greening that is designed to mitigate air and noise pollution, combat the heat island effect, improve biodiversity, and help rainwater run-off management. It will also make the area healthier and more attractive for workers, residents and visitors.

The development achieves an Urban Greening Factor (UGF) of 0.34.

Planning History

2020 May - City Corporation approves plans for the redevelopment.

2019 December - Planning application submitted for the site Bounded By Fenchurch Street, Mark Lane, Dunster Court And Mincing Lane. Demolition of 41-43 Mincing Lane, 40-54 Fenchurch Street, former church hall and the Clothworkers' Hall and its redevelopment to provide a new building comprising four levels of basement (including a basement mezzanine level), ground, mezzanine, plus part 9, 31 and 35 storeys plus plant containing offices (B1) and flexible shop/financial and professional services/cafe and restaurant uses (A1/A2/A3) at ground floor level; and flexible shop/cafe and restaurant/drinking establishment uses (A1/A3/A4) at levels 10 and 11, including winter garden (Sui Generis); ii) Reprovision of the Clothworkers' accommodation (Sui Generis) within part ground, part first, part secondand part third floors and four levels of basement (including a basement mezzanine level); iii) Creation of ground level public access to level 10 roof garden and basement level 1 to Grade II Listed crypt; iv) Dismantling, relocation and reconstruction of the Lambe's Chapel Crypt to basement level 1 and associated exhibition accommodation (Sui Generis) (listed Grade II); v) Alterations to and conservation of the Grade I Listed Tower of All Hallows Staining; vi) Provision of new hard and soft landscaping and other associated works. (The total proposed floor area of the new building is 94,336sq.m GIA, comprising 88,064sq.m of office floorspace, 289sq.m of flexible retail floorspace (A1/A2/A3), 550sq.m of flexible retail floorspace (A1/A3/A4),789sq.m of livery hall floor space, 214sq.m of crypt floorspace and 430sq.m of winter garden floorspace. The building would rise to a maximum height of 149.6m when measured from the lowest office ground floor level, 165.1m AOD.). City of London ref. no: 19/01307/FULEIA.

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Transport

The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
London Fenchurch Street Rail Station
C2c
Great Tower Street
15, N15

News: (1)

Plans Approved

The City of London Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee has recently approved plans for the first building in London to incorporate urban greening on such a large scale.

The new building at 50 Fenchurch Street will include extensive vertical urban greening that is designed to mitigate air and noise pollution, combat the heat island effect, improve biodiversity, and help rainwater run-off management.

Bespoke metal planters will provide support for climbing plants on the south, north and east elevations to create an expansive green façade. At level 10, urban greening will be provided on the roof terrace through unique sculptural elements with vertical planting and the double-height winter garden.

The new development will have a 36 fold increase in public space on the ground floor level and a public roof garden and winter garden at 10th-floor level, while also delivering 60,000 sq m of office space across 35 floors and 800 sq m of retail space.

A new Livery Hall and offices for the Clothworkers’ Company and The Clothworkers’ Foundation will also be built at 50 Fenchurch Street. The scheme will also relocate the historical 12th century Lambe’s Chapel Crypt to a new location forming part of the free public exhibition at lower ground floor level, enriching the cultural attraction of the City to visitors and workers.

Plans approved also include 1248 long stay cycle parking spaces, alongside showers and associated facilities, and 42 short stay cycle parking spaces within a new public square for the City with the Grade 1 listed All Hallows Staining Church tower as its centre-point.

Alastair Moss, Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee, commented:

“The City of London Corporation is proud to support world-class development – creating more great spaces for the people who work, visit and live in the Square Mile.

“The new 50 Fenchurch Street building will be of the highest quality design and has a number of innovative features, including extensive urban greening all the way into the higher floors and a new public space. It provides a significant increase in flexible office floorspace, meeting one of the primary objectives of the City's Local Plan and London Plan policies.

“We hope this new building will provide an example of sustainable development fit for future generations, as the City continues its pattern of sustainable growth.”

Clerk to The Clothworkers’ Company, Jocelyn Stuart-Grumbar, said: “We are excited about this bold proposal – which provides office accommodation that is especially suited to flexible working environments – and about the evolution of Clothworkers’ Hall. The project is part of our long-term strategy for investing in the future of The Clothworkers’ Company, as well as The Clothworkers’ Foundation, here in the City of London. This scheme offers us the opportunity to unlock our assets, increasing our charitable impact during a period in which this will be so essential.”

Eric Parry, of Eric Parry Architects: “The commission to redevelop a site of this scale and significance is special in any city but in the historic heart of the City of London it presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity ... The proposal will unite more than 800 years of the City of London’s history with its future in a development that will dramatically improve the experience of the city for all.”

The City of London Corporation has a commitment to world-class sustainable development and has included the key aims of the greening of the City and more open spaces in the draft City Plan 2036. As part of this, all new developments and refurbishments will be required to include a greening element to the building or public realm to contribute to improving biodiversity, rainwater run-off, air and noise pollution, temperature regulation, and making the City a more visually desirable business location.

20/05/2020 16:20 by Buildington

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