Bishopsgate Goodsyard London, Property, Location, New Shoreditch Architecture, Project, Owner

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Buildings

East London Development in Shoreditch / Spitalfields, England, UK – for Hammerson / Ballymore

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Redesign

Design: PLP Architecture / FaulknerBrowns Architects / Buckley Gray Yeoman

25 Jul 2016

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Redesign News

Developer Hammerson has said it will spend a year redesigning its Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme in east London in an attempt to win the backing of a sceptical new team at London City Hall, reports Building Design today.

In half-year results posted this morning, Hammerson said it would work with its joint venture partner Ballymore and the London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new administration to redesign elements of the 1,356-home scheme over the next 12 months. The earliest start on site would be 2017.

The project had looked threatened with Sadiq Khan’s decision to appoint a vocal critic of the proposal, former Hackney mayor Jules Pipe, as his Deputy Mayor for Planning.

Website: Bishopsgate Goodsyard Redesign News article in full

18 Apr 2016

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Public Hearing


At around 5pm on April 13 we heard that the Mayor, Boris Johnson, is unlikely to decide on the Goodsyard before he leaves office, reports The developers Hammerson and Ballymore asked him to defer his decision, “to allow them to amend the application in line with the Mayor’s planning officers’ Stage 3 report”. See the applicants letter and the Mayor’s response.

More Light More Power declares a victory for the community in preventing permission being granted for this very damaging scheme – but minor amendments are not enough and the applicant should now go back to the drawing board to have any chance of creating something worthy of the Goodsyard site.

12 Apr 2016

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Bishopsgate Goodsyard GLA Planners Report

two views from the north, looking south towards the City of London and the River Thames:
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A GLA Planners Report states that the Bishopsgate Goodsyard redevelopment should be refused.

London mayor Boris Johnson should refuse plans for a major redevelopment of the Bishopsgate Goodsyard in east London, planners have recommended, due to its potential for ‘unacceptable’ impact on neighbouring properties.

A report for the mayor by Greater London Authority planners, published last week, said developer Hammerson’s proposal for the key regeneration site “would result in unacceptable and significant negative impacts”.

The report said the density, height, massing and layout of the scheme was “not appropriate” for the 4.4-hectare site, near to Liverpool Street station and Brick Lane. The proposal would result in “significant building mass” in part of the site, which would result in an impact on the daylight and sunlight received by nearby properties, it said.

However, the Greater London Authority planners’ report accepted that revised levels of affordable housing proposed – 15.8 % across the site – were acceptable.

A statement from Hammerson said the developer was “disappointed” with the recommendation.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will consider this controversial £800m development on 18 April.

Earlier in 2016 he removed the right of Hackney and Tower Hamlets to decide on the project.

Website: Bishopsgate Goodsyard GLA Planners Report article in full

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Public Hearing

Date: 18 April, 12 noon for 1pm start
Venue: City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, SE1 2AA
Tube/Bus: London Bridge

Mayor of London Boris Johnson alone will decide this £800m scheme just a few weeks before he leaves office, reports If he approves the current proposal, a “faceless mega-complex of luxury towers would not provide the housing that is needed, would do irreversible damage to Shoreditch and cast giant shadows over the area”.

Hackney and Tower Hamlets Councils oppose the plans as well as over 11,000 people who have signed petitions.

The Goodsyard is public land owned by Network Rail. It should have an exemplary development that is a beneficial to all but this can only happen if the Mayor refuses the current planning application. Please sign the petition and come to the Hearing.

5 Apr 2016

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Public Hearing

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A date for the public hearing on the Bishopsgate Goodsyard proposals has finally been set, the Greater London Authority (GLA) has confirmed, reports

In the final weeks of his tenure, London Mayor Boris Johnson will on Monday 18 April decide whether to push through the locally unpopular planning application.

It has been widely reported that so far Boris has approved all projects called in.

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Joint developers Hammerson and Ballymore want to erect seven towers up to 38 and 46 storeys high on the disused Shoreditch High Street site. Protesters object to the scheme’s scale, ‘overshadowing’ effect on the surrounding area and the fact just 10 per cent of the total 1,356 homes will be affordable.

David Donoghue of the More Light More Power protest group said: “This is the last chance local people will ever have to show their opposition to this obscenely destructive scheme that will ruin Shoreditch and Spitalfields for generations.”

The hearing had been scheduled for 11 March but was then pushed back, fuelling speculation planning officers could not agree how much light would be subsequently shut out from the surrounding area.

Website: Bishopsgate Goodsyard Public Hearing article in full

10 Mar 2016

Labour Leader Critical of Bishopsgate Goodsyard Development

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Bishopsgate Goodsyard Development

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has criticised east London development schemes like the £800 m Bishopsgate Goodsyard project “immoral and wrong”, reports

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According to the Hackney Post, Corbyn has warned the £1m price of a one-bed flat at the scheme would lead to “social expulsion” in the borough and would transform Hackney into a version of New York’s Manhattan.

Speaking at a Labour supporters event in Victoria last week, Corbyn reportedly said: “Hackney will look like Manhattan where there has been social expulsion of those living on average or below average income. We are living in part of the city where every property speculator is having dreams about how much they can make. It is totally absolutely immoral and wrong what the government is doing to housing in Hackney.”

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Website: Jeremy Corbyn attacks Bishopsgate Goodsyard Development article in full

15 Feb 2016

Bishopsgate Goodsyard London News

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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has removed the right of Hackney and Tower Hamlets to decide on the Bishopsgate Goodsyard development. He alone is due to rule on this £800m scheme: “a mockery of the democratic process”, reports If he approves the current proposal, “a faceless mega-complex of luxury towers would do irreversible damage to Shoreditch and cast giant shadows over our area”.

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February 15 is the deadline for comments apparently.

Website: Bishopsgate Goodsyard Development Opposition

An £800m plan to develop one the largest brownfield sites in London has run into a storm of local opposition, with campaigners branding the proposals “alien”, “clumsy” and likely to ruin a historic part of the city, reports the Financial Times.

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The Bishopsgate Goodsyard project in Shoreditch, east London, comprises more than 1,450 new homes, 600,000 sqft of office space and 5½ acres of new “public realm”, including a raised park, as well as other facilities. Hammerson and Ballymore Group, the joint developers, say it will also create around 5,000 jobs.

Website: Bishopsgate Goodsyard Project

The Goodsyard is the name of the former Bishopsgate Goods Yard site. It is approximately 4.4 hectares in size which is the same as about 7 international football pitches, according to The site is bounded by Shoreditch High Street and Commercial Street to the west and by Quaker Street to the south. Bethnal Green Road and Sclater Street form the boundary to the north with Brick Lane forming the eastern boundary.

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Braithwaite Street runs north to south through the site. The site has been derelict since a fire in the 1960s and demolition of the majority of the buildings in 2004. In April 2010, Shoreditch High Street Station on the London Overground Line opened in the centre of the site together with the ‘boxed’ London Overground Line. There are currently two temporary uses on the site; Powerleague football pitches and Boxpark (a pop up container concept comprising predominately shops and cafes).

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Sitting between Shoreditch, Banglatown, Spitalfields and the City Fringe, this unique site has been identified in existing planning policies as a strategic opportunity for significant mixed- use development. Planning guidance for the site was consulted upon and adopted in early 2010 by the London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets and the Mayor of London. This sets out clear planning and design principles for the future regeneration of The Goodsyard.

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Website: Bishopsgate Goodsyard Development – developer website

The latest plans unveiled by the developers in June 2015 consist of 1,356 residential units, over 65,000 sqm of office space and over 17,000 sqm of retail space; two towers 46 and 38 storeys high (the tallest is 177m almost the same height as the Gherkin) five further towers between 17 and 30 storeys high, and a large floorplate office building twice the height of the Tea Building.

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Bishopsgate Goodsyard development proposals – Applications PA/14/02011 & PA/14/02096 (Tower Hamlets) 2014/2425 & 2014/2427 (Hackney)

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The East End Preservation Society‘s formal objection letter to the Bishopsgate Goodsyard Proposals as sent to the Planning Officers at Hackney & Tower Hamlets Councils in January, summary excerpts:-

This objection is based on a number of grounds. We are concerned a) about the level of demolition of existing structures b) about the height, massing and design of the proposed new buildings and c) of the failure to deliver affordable housing on the site.

1. Substantial harm to designated and undesignated heritage assets

2. General impact on the area

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The Goodsyard should be seen as an opportunity to reunite the surrounding areas with an exemplary development that is sensitive and contextual – worthy of the area that surrounds it. What is proposed will effectively undermine the fabric of this characterful and creative area and blight the surrounding conservation areas. The popularity and interest of Spitalfields and Shoreditch which is now so commercially attractive to property developers depends upon the flexible historic fabric and intimate urban spaces that lend themselves to reinvention – something the IPG attempts to capture. The subtle approach needed is totally absent in this vast, intrusive and alien development.

Website: Objecting to Bishopsgate Goodsyard Development – website

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12 Aug 2015
Bishopsgate Goodsyard Proposals Criticised by Hackney

Hackney mayor Jules Pipe has slammed amended proposals for Bishopsgate Goodsyard as ‘superficial tinkering’ and has urged residents to resist them.

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Hackney and Tower Hamlets Council Opposition

Both Hackney and Tower Hamlets councils are opposed to the plans and feel they would have a severely detrimental effect on the heart of Shoreditch, and the nearby residents and businesses.

However, at the request of the developers, the Mayor of London has ‘called in’ the application meaning he alone will now decide whether to approve it.

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27 Nov 2007

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Royal High School Preservation Trust Proposals Endorsement
Address: Bishopsgate Goodsyard, London, E1

Size: 230,000 m²
Status: Pre-planning
Ownership: Hammerson 50%/Ballymore 50%
Tenure: Freehold

Bishopsgate Goodsyard is a proposed mixed-use development on a 10.5 acre site to the north of Bishops Square, London E1.

The site forms part of the Bishopsgate/ South Shoreditch Opportunity Area identified in the Mayor’s London Plan for high-density mixed-use development. Hammerson acquired an option to buy the site as part of its purchase in 2002 of RT Group Developments, which included a portfolio of properties and development sites.

Bishopsgate Goodsyard London – Information from Hammerson PR in 271107

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Location: Shoreditch High Street railway station, Braithwaite St, London E1 6GJ, UK

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Bishopsgate is one of the 25 wards of the City of London and also the name of a major road (part of the A10) between Gracechurch Street and Norton Folgate in the northeast corner of London’s main financial district. Bishopsgate is named after one of the original eight gates in the London Wall. The site of this former gate is marked by a stone bishop’s mitre, fixed high upon a building located at Bishopsgate’s junction with Wormwood Street, by the gardens there and facing the Heron Tower.

Originally Roman, the Bishop’s Gate was rebuilt by the Hansa merchants in 1471 in exchange for steelyard privileges. Its final form was erected in 1735 by the City authorities and demolished in 1760. This gate often displayed the heads of criminals on spikes. London Wall (which is no longer extant in this sector) divided the ward and road into an intramural portion called Bishopsgate Within and an extramural portion called Bishopsgate Without. The Bishopsgate thoroughfare forms part of the A10 and the section to the north of the site of the original Gate is the start of Roman Ermine Street, also known as the ‘Old North Road’.

The parish church for the area of Bishopsgate Without is St. Botolph’s. This is located just to the north of the original Gate on the west side of the road. Source: wikipedia

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