Dual plans approved for new London office block

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The City of London Corporation’s planning and transportation committee has given the go-ahead on two office schemes for a site on Fetter Lane

Developer BREO Hundred has been granted planning for both development options for a new 13-storey office block on the site of the White Swan public house at 100 Fetter Lane.

The schemes have been designed by Fletcher Priest Architects.

Option A will see the current White Swan public house be relocated and reimagined, whereas Option B would see the existing pub retained with an additional commercial space provided.

Both development options offer increased urban greening with a number of roof terraces provided for office occupiers.

There will also be significant public realm benefits including a new pedestrian route between Mac’s Place and Breams Buildings.

Active travel is promoted by the schemes with 204 long stay and 28 short stay cycle parks provided.

‘The dual schemes represent ongoing developer confidence’

Chair of the planning and transportation committee at the City of London Corporation, Alastair Moss, said: “The dual schemes for the Fetter Lane site represent strong ongoing developer confidence in the future of the city as a leading location in which to both do business and to spend time with friends, family and colleagues.

“With improvements to the public realm, the retention of the hospitality provision and a commitment to high-quality office space, the development is in line with our vision for the City’s recovery from the pandemic.

“The focus on active travel, new pedestrian routes and urban greening elements will provide benefits for both office occupiers and the wider local community by improving visual amenity, well-being and diversity.”

As both schemes were approved by the City Corporation’s planning committee, the applicants now have optionality on which will ultimately be constructed.

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