Tate Modern neighbours start High Court challenge

The Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building, with part of RSHP's Neo Bankside to the left

Wrangle pitches residents of RSHP’s Neo Bankside against Herzog & de Meuron extension

The High Court has begun hearing a demand for action over loss of privacy caused to residents of RSHP’s Neo Bankside development by the 10th-floor viewing gallery of Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern extension.

Five owners of flats in the development, where prices ranged from £2m to £19m, last year launched legal action against the Tate Board of Trustees calling for that part of the open-air viewing gallery to be either cordoned off from the public or screened to provide greater privacy.

Evidence given to Friday’s hearing included one of the claimants saying they had counted 84 gallery visitors photographing their south London flats in the space of around 90 minutes.

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