Revisions are said to pay homage to the ‘slum pub’ that was on the site
The City of London Corporation has approved revised plans for a 15-storey tower near Aldgate underground station, including the “reimagining” of a historic City pub.
The newly approved mixed-use scheme at 60 Aldgate High Street, which has been designed by Acme, expands on previously consented plans for an office building, but it now incorporates a rebuilt Still & Star Public House.
The 19th-century pub, which was deemed an asset of community value in 2016, will be demolished but then rebuilt ”as a homage” to the original “slum pub” and relocated from Little Somerset Street to a more prominent location on Aldgate High Street.
The new location allows the pub to be expanded by 90 sq m, while the details of the original facade will be scanned and replicated, said the developer.
The rest of the proposal includes a refurbished hotel, a new office building, retail and business units and a 15-storey residential building, as well as a landscaped park, a number of landscaped urban squares and both long- and short-stay cycle parking.
The client on the project is 4C Hotel Group.