Hackney council gives green light for second phase of east London development
AHMM has won planning consent for a four-building mixed-use development in east London’s Shoreditch district.
Its proposals are the second phase of Brockton Capital’s Shoreditch Village scheme, between Shoreditch High Street and part of the elevated section of the East London Line.
The plans will see the demolition of one building in Anning Street and external alterations to a listed building in Shoreditch High Street.
The result will be four new buildings, rising in height from two to eight storeys as they progress west towards the railway line on the 0.3ha site. They will deliver around 9,000sq m of new office and retail space.
The latest scheme, which builds on a 2013 approval for proposals created by EllisMiller, also includes a new passage link from Shoreditch High Street to the site’s public realm which is expected to include a street market.
Recommending the AHMM plans for approval, Hackney council planning officers said they were a “high-quality contextual response to the surrounding townscape” and would enhance the setting of nearby listed buildings.
The particular listed building affected by the proposals is 187 Shoreditch High Street, which is grade II listed and on Historic England’s “at risk” list.
According to Hackney council, the scheme will see the removal of a modern ground-floor lean-to at the three-storey building, which dates back to the 18th century.
Planning officers conceded that the proposals would affect levels of daylight for “a small number” of homes facing the scheme, but said the “level of outlook” would be improved for almost all units.
They concluded that the application’s public benefits were “significant” and outweighed any harm from the scheme.