Barbican office development gets the green light

A significant new office block is set to be developed near to the Barbican after planning permission was granted today (27 October) by the City of London Corporation.

The eight-storey office building at 1-12 Long Lane will also have a retail offering and the plan includes parking for up to 125 cycles at this prominent location within the Culture Mile - the new home for contemporary culture in the ancient heart of London’s working capital stretching from Farringdon to Moorgate.

More than 8,000sqm of flexible office floorspace and more than 700sqm of retail floorspace will be made available through the high quality scheme.

The development also includes re-landscaping which offers a range of seating, a living green wall and public realm improvements.

Oliver Sells QC, Deputy Chairman of the Planning and Transportation Committee at the City of London Corporation, said:

“The approved scheme strikes the right balance of office and retail space while enhancing this part of the City and taking into consideration the responses from residents and officers.

“The inclusion of cycle parking provisions and urban greening elements are particularly commendable and reflect the City Corporation’s commitments to tackling air pollution and increasing sustainability.”

The City of London Corporation has a commitment to world-class sustainable development and has included the key aims of greening of the City and more open spaces in the City Plan 2036.

As part of this, all new developments and refurbishments will be required to include a greening element to the building or public realm to contribute to improving biodiversity, rainwater run-off, air and noise pollution, temperature regulation, and making the City a more visually desirable business location.


Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

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