Make Architects also working on Bankside Yards project
Native Land has been given planning for the next phase of its £1bn Bankside Yards redevelopment in London’s Blackfriars.
Known as Eastern Yards, this work will be built on the site of Sampson House, a 1970s brutalist office building designed by Fitzroy Robinson & Partners overlooking the southern end of Blackfriars Bridge.
Eastern Yards has been masterplanned by PLP. The architects is also behind four buildings, including homes, an office and hotel, with a further residential building designed by Make Architects.
The phase was approved by Southwark council on Monday night and will see nearly 350 homes built in this part of the job – 109 more than originally consented.
The job includes an 18-storey office block, called Arbor, as well as two residential buildings comprising 257 homes – a 49-storey tower and a smaller 13-storey block.
The first phase of the scheme, called Western Yards, is being built on the site of Ludgate House on the other side of a railway viaduct which bisects the site, and which is a former home of Building Design.
The scheme, which is being funded by a mixture of Malaysian and Singaporean investors, will also include revamping 14 railway arches in the area to make way for 50,000sq ft of retail, leisure and cultural space.