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Friday01 August 2014

Details emerge of Chipperfield Waterloo plan

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Developer Chelsfield is hoping to win planning approval for David Chipperfield’s scheme to develop a major site close to Waterloo Station in London next spring

The recent RIBA Gold Medal winner beat Grimshaw and Hopkins to land the deal to replace Elizabeth House last month – Allies & Morrison’s Three Sisters tower scheme for the site was rejected by former communities secretary John Denham a year ago.

Working with London & Regional Properties, Chelsfield, which is headed by former Cabe chairman Stuart Lipton, wants to start work on site in 2012.

Lipton said he was confident the architect would create “an inspiring urban environment”. Among the proposals looked at is a raised single office block with retail and public space below and a pedestrian link to the nearby station.

Other plans could see retail ditched entirely and the whole site given over to office workers.

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