British Land enters agreement to redevelop The Shoreditch Estate, E1
British Land is pleased to confirm that it has entered into an agreement with The City of London Corporation for the redevelopment of The Shoreditch Estate, E1.The estate comprises three sites covering 2 acres fronting onto Shoreditch High Street and Norton Folgate immediately to the north of Spitalfields and the core City of London market. The sites have potential for around 320,000 sq ft of office, retail and residential accommodation in a mix of new, retained and refurbished buildings.In recent years this area of London has emerged as the hub for the creative TMT sector. The vibrancy of the area and proximity to more traditional office markets will likely draw interest from the growing TMT sector as well as wider sectors of the occupational market. British Land’s focus will be on developing space with appeal to the more established TMT occupiers seeking highly specified, character offices and wishing to capitalise on the sites’ close proximity to the new Liverpool Street Crossrail station which opens in 2018. Located in the heart of the Elder Street Conservation Area, the development requires a sensitive and collaborative approach to design and British Land have appointed AHMM as architects to draw on their extensive experience in this field. British Land has entered into an option agreement with The City of London Corporation and will draw down a development agreement subject to securing revised planning consent on the sites. On practical completion British Land will acquire a long leasehold interest in the sites.
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