Make Architects also working on Bankside Yards project

CGI Bankside Yards from Millennium Bridge

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.

CGI Bankside Yards - Eastern Yards

How part of the Eastern Yards scheme will look when finished