Architect appointed to design scheme’s tallest element

Bishopsgate Goodsyard (1)

Bishopsgate Goodsyard: A general view of the latest proposals looking to the west, without Parry’s design, which would be at the western edge of the 4.4ha site

Eric Parry Architects has been appointed to design a 29-storey office tower at Bishopsgate Goodsyard on the edge of the City of London.

The architect replaces PLP which stepped away from the scheme two years ago after disagreement over its plans for 46- and 38-storey residential towers.

The 4.4ha Shoreditch scheme on a sensitive City fringe site that has been derelict for years is being masterplanned by FaulknerBrowns with elements of the scheme designed by Buckley Gray Yeoman, Chris Dyson and Spacehub.

There are no images yet of Parry’s proposals for joint developers Hammerson and Ballymore.

Parry is the architect behind One Undershaft which would be the tallest building in the City.

The building will be located on the western edge of the site, opposite Amazon’s headquarters at Principal Place and the adjacent 50-storey Principal Tower residential building built by Multiplex and designed by Foster + Partners.

John Mulryan, group managing director of Ballymore, said Parry was the “natural choice”, possessing the skills and experience to create “something outstanding that acknowledges the history, character and energy of Shoreditch”.

The Goodsyard proposals also include a series of seven- to 14-storey blocks with up to 250 homes. The site will include 130,000sq m of offices along with 16,250sq m of retail and a 300-bed hotel. A park is planned for the top of the grade II listed Braithwaite Viaduct.

There will be another public exhibition of the scheme early this year.