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.
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.