New scheme involves the construction of two landmark office buildings

Hammerson has been granted planning permission to develop two landmark office buildings at London Wall Place.

The London Wall Place Development spans 500,000ft2 and will require the demolition of the St Alphage House tower and podium.

The scheme – designed by MAKE architects – was granted consent by the City of London’s Planning and Transportation Committee.

The first office block at 121 London Wall Place encompass 300,000ft2 and will include large floor plates and extensive gardens.

A 16 storey tower spanning 195,000ft2 will be developed at the second location at 123 London Wall Place.

Commenting on the scheme’s approval, Martin Jepson, managing director at Hammerson, said: “There has been overwhelming recognition from City of London Members of the scheme’s quality and this is a result of our commitment to constantly evolving the design and challenging traditional preconceptions of both the site and occupier’s needs.”

Ian Lomas, partner for MAKE said: “This is a complex site and the scheme balances the needs of Barbican residents with the reinvigoration of the City. As a practice we are proud of the scheme and are pleased this was approved by the committee.”  

Construction is expected to be completed by 2014 and ready for full occupation by 2015.