Developers forced to squeeze 50 more flats into Bishopsgate Goodsyard

Goodsyard - Brick Lane

New images released of City fringe scheme

The developers of the Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme have bowed to pressure and added a further 50 flats to scrape past the 500-mark demanded by Hackney planners.

The 4.4ha site on the edge of the City of London was originally slated to contain around 1,300 homes before the two tallest buildings, designed by PLP, were ditched.

That part of the scheme was redesigned by Eric Parry Architects as a much lower 29-storey tower containing offices rather than resi, causing the overall quantum of housing to fall dramatically.

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