Construction on the development is due to start in May

A 13-storey development designed by TP Bennett is set to go ahead after the City of London gave it approval.

The works will begin in May and see the demolition of two existing buildings – 81 Farringdon Street and 1 Stonecutter Court – to make way for 32,000m2 of office space.

The new build will also have six roof terraces, 1,200m2 of retail space and 230m2 of public realm improvements.

A grade II-listed pub dating from the 18th century, Hoop & Grapes, will remain intact as the development goes on around it.

Greycoat, the developer, has already Hoare Lea on board for energy and BREAAM consultant, Pell Frischmann as engineer, Arup for security and GVA as project manager.

The scheme is a stone’s throw away from KPF’s new Goldman Sachs building being built by Multiplex on Farringdon Street.

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How the scheme (right) will look with Farringdon Street in the background