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Bankside Yards Masterplan April 2018

Bankside Yards Masterplan April 2018

Native Land at Bankside Yards in July 2019.

Native Land at Bankside Yards in July 2019.

July 2019
Sampson House is being demolished by McGee

Sampson House is being demolished by McGee

July 2019
Bankside Quarter CGI

Bankside Quarter CGI

Bankside Quarter - Sampson House and Ludgate House on the site.

Bankside Quarter - Sampson House and Ludgate House on the site.

8. June 2013

Bankside Yards

Blackfriars Road, London SE1 9UY
Mixed use

Description of Bankside Yards

Bankside Yards is a 1.4 million sq ft residential, office and retail development at the site of the Ludgate House and Sampson House in London SE1.

See also:
Ludgate House
Sampson House

A planning consent for the redevelopment of the 5.3-acre site, designed by PLP Architecture, was secured by Carlyle Group in March 2014 and comprises permission for 489 apartments and 288,000 sq ft of offices, as well as retail, leisure and cultural facilities. When completed, the project will comprise 5 residential buildings and 4 office buildings.

The development will rise from 13 to 49 storeys and will create new routes reconnecting the eastern and western sides of a railway viaduct where the existing buildings have formed an impermeable barrier through the site since the 1970s.

The planning consent also ensures a payment in lieu of affordable housing of £65 million payable to Southwark Council.

The developer is an international consortium comprising Native Land, Temasek, HPL and Amcorp Properties.
The consortium has acquired Sampson House and Ludgate House with an existing planning consent obtained by previous owner The Carlyle Group.

Native Land is appointed as development manager to the consortium also comprising Singapore's Temasek and Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) and Malaysia's Amcorp Properties.

Native Land intends to deliver the project in a series of phases, with the first phase including a 49-storey tower comprising 211 apartments fronting the River Thames. The subsequent phase will deliver a Grade A office building, with later phases including the redevelopment of Sampson House, which is currently leased to IBM until 2025 but with a mutual break option in June 2018.

The development's three tallest towers are designed by PLP as a “family of forms”, with masonry of a warm colour borrowed from adjacent existing buildings and ensuring that the development relates to its surroundings and the river Thames.

The overall site has been identified as an 'opportunity area' in the Mayor of London's London Plan, and is immediately adjacent to Blackfriars Station's southern entrance. It also benefits from excellent links to the City of London, the West End, Canary Wharf and the capital's international transport destinations.

2016 October - Initial demolition works commenced on select areas of Ludgate house in October 2016. Specialist contractor, McGee undertook the works on the western edge of the site, on Blackfriars Road.

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The demolition of Ludgate House is now complete. The work has been undertaken by specialist contractor McGee.

McGee is now in process of preparing to commence with the demolition of Sampson House. Throughout Q4 2018 and Q1 2019, they are making preparations that include establishing hoarding and scaffolding and soft stripping the inside of the building. Full demolition is expected to commence from Q1 2019.

10/01/2019 17:32 by Buildington

The demolition of Sampson House has commenced. The works by McGee will be complete late 2019.

16/10/2018 16:36 by Buildington

The demolition of Ludgate House has completed.

The demolition of Sampson House will commence later in 2018. The developer is waiting for the current occupier IBM to vacate the building.


04/04/2018 15:38 by Buildington

Demolition contractor McGee is presently carrying out the demolition of Ludgate House on Blackfriars Road, marking the first stage of Native Land’s 1.4m sq ft Sampson and Ludgate redevelopment.

McGee has implemented several measures in order to increase recycling efforts on-site, minimise landfill waste, and conserve energy.

Less energy, diesel, and water was used when measured against projected targets, and the total carbon footprint of demolition to date is 3250 kg/CO2 lower than originally accounted for.

McGee worked closely in conjunction with waste specialist organisations like NISP and WRAP to ensure the best recycling and recovery measures for a wide range of waste streams.

Of total waste generated on site as of November 2017, 75.4% was recycled and 12.5% was recovered at licensed facilities. In total, 87.9% of waste at Ludgate House has been diverted from landfill.

Alasdair Nicholls, Chief Executive of Native Land, commented:

“Native Land is committed to following an environmentally-friendly approach throughout all stages of the development cycle and we are pleased to be working with McGee to progress the demolition of Ludgate House in the most sustainable way possible.”

Marc Byrne, Head of Social Responsibility at McGee, added:

“Environmental best practice and sustainability are central to our site management and we are pleased to work in conjunction with Native Land to deliver industry leading environmental performance at Ludgate House.”

Demolition works at Ludgate House are due to complete in March 2018.

28/11/2017 09:41 by Buildington

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