Developer Beetham wins planning permission for £700m mixed-use London scheme

Architect Foreign Office's design for Trinity.EC3 has been given the go-ahead by the City of London.

Developer Beetham will invest £700m in the scheme to create three multi-faceted glass walled buildings ranging from 12 and 22 storeys in height.

A cluster of crystal shaped buildings Trinity.EC3 will provide office and retail space. There will also be a public roof garden, a covered all-weather ‘T’ shaped public plaza, as well as a new community centre for the Mansell Street Estate.

The scheme will also include the redevelopment of Aldgate bus station which will be moved to the south of the site to improve passenger transit to a new entrance to Aldgate Underground Station.

Stephen Beetham, chief executive officer of Beetham, said: “It is a landmark project which will not only help to establish the area’s identity, but which will create facilities for the community, provide jobs for local residents and attract shoppers to the neighbourhood.”

The scheme is expected to be completed by 2014.