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Success at City of London’s first Virtual Planning Committee

Ria Patel Ria Patel Global Press Office,London
21 May 2020

Arup has been working closely with the Clothworkers’ Company to successfully secure planning consent for 50 Fenchurch Street, a 1 million sq ft redevelopment that will provide thirty-six times more public realm space upon completion.

Agreed at the City of London’s first ever virtual planning committee meeting, the project received an almost unprecedented level of support for a major development seen in the City in recent times.

Working alongside Eric Parry Architects, Arup provided a wide range of integrated and multi-disciplinary design services that were instrumental in developing the planning application. These included structural, geotechnical, building services engineering, lifting, fire, wind, security, sustainability, inclusive design, transport and environmental impact assessment.

Agreed at the City of London’s first ever virtual planning committee meeting, the project received an almost unprecedented level of support for a major development seen in the City in recent times.

In addition to 36 times more public realm space, a total of 3,400m2 will be split between ground level and a new terrace and winter garden at Level 10

At ground level, the redesign will provide new pedestrian routes to reveal the existing Grade I listed medieval church tower. The design proposals have allowed for wind mitigation from the tall building as well as for the safe construction of a multi-storey basement immediately below. The basement will contain a new livery hall and offices for the Clothworkers’ Company, to provide it with high quality facilities in which to conduct its charitable and ceremonial activities.