Eric Parry's Thameside block set for green light

Eric Parry Architects' Seal House proposals, with the grade II* listed Fishmongers' Hall to the right

City planners urged to approve 12-storey development despite impact on Monument views

Eric Parry Architects-designed proposals for a new Thameside office block near London Bridge are set to win approval, even though the scheme obscures part of the river view from Christopher Wren’s grade I-listed Monument.

Parry’s proposals for Seal House, next to the grade II* Fishmongers’ Hall, would replace a seven-storey 1970s block by William Holford & Partners with a new 12-storey block with a roof terrace. The current building is linked to Fishmongers’ Hall, and the new scheme would provide a replacement link.

Parry’s Seal House proposals, drawn up for Shard developer Sellar Property Group, replaces previous proposals for Sellar by David Chipperfield Architects. Chipperfield won planning permission for an 11-storey scheme for the site in 2009, tweaked because of an earlier knock-back because of the impact on views.

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