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June 2020

Landmark Court

25-33 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RQ
Local Authority:
Mixed use

Description of Landmark Court

Landmark Court 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 to a local cultural and social hub.

Designed by the local architect Allies and Morrison, Landmark Court comprises a varied collection of contemporary brick buildings, sensitive to the scale of their surroundings and full of references to the Victorian industrial and commercial architecture of the area. 15 Southwark Street, dating from the 1860s, is also restored as part of the development.

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.

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.

Planning History
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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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
London Bridge Underground Station
Jubilee, Northern
Southwark Street
133, 21, 343, 35, N133, N21, N343

News: (1)

Plans Approved

U+I and Transport for London (TfL) have been given the go-ahead by the London Borough of Southwark to deliver a new mixed-use development that will provide new homes, shops, retail and workspace on the empty site on Southwark Street.

The decision at the planning committee meeting on the 15th June 2020 also secured the future of the historic Crossbones Graveyard and Memorial Garden, one of London’s most unique historic burial grounds.

The plans, designed by local architect Allies and Morrison, will transform the site near London Bridge station and Borough Market from an under-utilised space to a local cultural and social hub where people will want to live, work and visit.

TfL and U+I have committed to working with Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST), Crossbones Forum and the Friends of Crossbones to safeguard Crossbones Graveyard and Memorial Garden. This includes a promise to not develop on Crossbones Graveyard and Memorial Garden and to deliver enhancements and a management plan, including longer opening hours and funding.

Richard Upton, Chief Development Officer at U+I, commented: “These plans represent the final piece of the puzzle on the Southwark Street. This site has been a blot on an otherwise vibrant and successful High Street, but now we can bring forward a development that will stitch the streetscape back together, providing contemporary workspace, homes, shops and restaurants, all set within a carefully considered masterplan that reinstates the medieval lanes and yards of Southwark.

“From the outset we were also determined to secure the future of Crossbones, which really is one of London’s extraordinary hidden places. Our plans ensure it will not only be preserved, but enhanced, so that more Londoners can discover its history and honour its continued purpose as a place to remember and respect those on the margins of society.”

Chris Townend, Head of Property Development at TfL, added: “We are excited to have been given the go-ahead to start delivering our plans in Southwark, which will create a vibrant hub for the community, with buzzing market stalls, cafes, restaurants and workspaces. The plans will deliver new much-needed affordable homes while preserving Crossbones Graveyard and Memorial Garden.”

Charlotte Gilsenan, CEO of Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) commented: “BOST is pleased to see Crossbones Graveyard protected for the long-term, and we are proud to continue to steward the garden for many years to come. U+I and TfL have worked closely and collaboratively with Friends of Crossbones, Crossbones Forum and BOST to take forward the community-led vision of a peaceful green space in the heart of Borough. We are excited to see the improvements to come and welcome many more visitors to this hidden gem.”

Alex Wraight, Partner at Allies and Morrison, added: “Our design work started with a genuine and acute appreciation of the value of the local character. Landmark Court's history is a complex and fascinating tapestry encompassing market gardening, religion, extremes of poverty and wealth, brewing, manufacturing, coaching inns, merchant trade, markets, fairs, transport infrastructure and artistic creativity. Multi-layered and created through centuries of successive boom and bust, it is a precious resource to be treated with immense care and dignity.

“Our scheme seeks to build upon these incredible assets with an outward-looking, public realm driven masterplan that knits into the surrounding urban fabric. An apparently informal cluster of buildings is carefully tuned to define a richness of spaces, a fitting contemporary response, in their scale and character, to the beautifully robust mercantile buildings of the area.”

16/06/2020 09:50 by Buildington

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