LaSalle Investment Management and Citygrove have secured planning consent from the City of London for their proposed redevelopment of 60 London Wall.
The existing building will be stripped back to its steel frame and rebuilt with an extra four floors to provide a total of 320,000 sq ft of prime grade A office space across the ground and upper floors, together with roof terraces and 18,000 sq ft of retail space.
The proposals include reconfiguration of the existing atriums, removal of existing cores, rationalisation of the existing structure and revised core and lift arrangements to improve the efficiencies of the floor plates and circulation spaces. The Designs by architect EPR see the upper five floors of the 12-storey building stepped and set back from the front elevation lessening their impact at street level and creating outdoor space for terraces.
Enabling works will now start with structural demolition set to begin in April. Work will start on the superstructure just before the end of next year with the building ready for tenants at the end of 2019.
MSA is delighted to have been involved on the project by producing an accurate measured survey that documented the current building arrangements as well as site massing, informed design and was used in support of planning considerations.