Project to be built across two levels at City site

An office-led development on Holborn Viaduct has been given the green light by Square Mile planners.

The City of London Corporation has resolved to approve the PLP-designed scheme, which sits across two levels on Holborn Viaduct and Farringdon Street.

The block will stand 10 floors tall on Holborn Viaduct and 12 floors from Farringdon Street.

The scheme, developed by Royal London Asset Management, is targeting BREEAM outstanding and will provide almost 36,000 sq m of office space.

It also includes the grade II listed south-eastern gatehouse – one of four which stand either side of Holborn Viaduct.

A new lift is also planned to ferry people from Farringdon Street up to the bridge. At present, the only way to get up to the top from the street is via the steep steps in the gatehouses.

The development includes hundreds of cycle parking spaces, while there will also be cargo-bike parking facilities and a new wellness hub with lockers and showers for office workers.