The Mayor of London has approved Hammerson and Ballymore’s plans to transform the Bishopsgate Goodsyard site into an exemplary mixed-use urban quarter that will help drive the recovery and growth of Shoreditch and London over the next decade. Development includes 500 homes, of which 50% will be affordable, an elevated public park, and one of London’s largest ever contributions of affordable workspace.
The masterplan, designed by architect FaulknerBrowns, includes a high line-style elevated public park sitting on top of the restored historic railway arches that will provide a series of connected gardens, terraces and walkways, with a wide variety of biodiversity, including trees and planting. Designed by landscape architects Spacehub, the park will be one of the largest new parks in central London.
In total, the site will have over six acres of public realm, 25% larger than proposed in the original plans, first submitted in 2014, and covering over 50% of the whole site. The mixed-use development will also provide new pedestrianised streets through the site, with a new east-west street created and the historic London Road under the arches restored and opened-up for the first time in decades.
All heritage assets on the site will be fully restored, with work led by local heritage specialists Chris Dyson Architects, including the Grade II-listed Oriel Gateway and the Braithwaite Arches. They will become home to new retail and hospitality providers, with the opportunity within the scheme for over 100 emerging and independent businesses.
The office buildings, which will provide varied types of workspace to suit occupiers ranging from large corporates to small creative businesses, have been designed by Eric Parry Architects and Buckley Gray Yeoman. FaulknerBrowns has also designed elements of the workspace provision, as well as the residential, hotel and cultural buildings.
The development, which will be car free and provide over 3,000 cycle spaces, also includes two new flexible culture and arts buildings, one in Hackney and one in Tower Hamlets, with a destination cultural building on Brick Lane and a new exhibition space located within the arches on London Road. Source by Hammerson and Ballymore.
- Location: Shoreditch, London, UK
- Master planner: FaulknerBrowns Architects
- Architects: Eric Parry Architects, Buckley Gray Yeoman, Chris Dyson Architects
- Landscape Architects: Spacehub
- Wider Team: DP9, Hogan Lovells, WSP, Hoare Lea, Temple Group, GIA, Gardiner & Theobald, KM Heritage, Peter Stewart Consultancy, Miller Hare, Soundings, ING Media, Kanda Consulting.
- Agents: Cushman & Wakefield (office), Shackleton Property (retail)
- Image: Courtesy of ING Media