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Mayor of London Approves Bishopsgate Goodsyard Redevelopment

10 December 2020

Soundings are excited to share that the Goodsyard site in Shoreditch received planning consent from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan on Thursday 3rd December. Soundings have been working with developers Hammerson and Ballymore on the project since 2011, leading stakeholder and public engagement.

The Goodsyard is a 10-acre site in the heart of Shoreditch, which is one of central London’s last remaining strategic brownfield regeneration sites. The Goodsyard will transform the currently derelict site into an exemplary mixed-use urban quarter that will help drive the recovery and growth of Shoreditch and London over the next decade.

The revised plans will provide 500 homes, with 50% affordable, as well as 1.4 million sq ft of workspace, including one of the largest single contributions of affordable workspace of any development in London.

Behind these plans are a world class design team: FaulknerBrowns, Eric Parry Architects, Buckley Gray Yeoman, Spacehub and Chris Dyson Architects.

Over the last 10 years, Soundings have been intensively involved in consultation for the site, reaching over 2,500 people in the local community and stakeholders, creating opportunity for input and feedback as the scheme has evolved through: one to ones, workshops, ideas forums, themed and interactive focus sessions, cultural groups and a Community Liaison Group.

Robin Dobson, Director of UK Development & Project Management, Hammerson, said:
“The Mayor’s decision is a huge vote of confidence in central London after a challenging year. Our designs make the very most of a highly constrained site and will provide a huge range of benefits. These include one of the largest ever provisions of affordable workspace in London, which will help the local area and London as a whole continue to thrive long into the future. We listened carefully to feedback on our original proposal and after extensive consultation with Hackney and Tower Hamlets councils, local people and businesses and the Greater London Authority, our proposal now provides for a balanced, mixed-use scheme that will create a new community in the heart of Shoredtich.”

Sean Mulryan, Chairman and Group Chief Executive, Ballymore:
“The Goodsyard site will be the jewel in the crown of Shoreditch. We bought this site almost 20 years ago when this area was a very different place. As the last opportunity for significant growth in Shoreditch, the time has come for what will be a great boost to the local area and London. The Goodsyard will be an exemplary neighbourhood, fit for a revived London. With a mix of new homes, sitting alongside workspace, shops, cafes and restaurants, cultural buildings, new streets and one of central London’s largest new parks, this will be a place designed with wellbeing in mind, where people want to live, work, and enjoy themselves.”