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Planning application for £750m Royal Mint Street development

By on March 11, 2016 in Planning

The main planning application for the  £750m Royal Mint Street development (PA/16/00479) has been submitted to Tower Hamlets council and can be found here.

One page of the 354 pages submitted states that the Royal Mint Street development will be an ’employment-led mixed use development’.

Employment-led? If anyone knows what that means in plain English let the rest of us know.

 

RMS West Elevation

Royal Mint Street – west elevation

 

Here’s the overview blurb:

“Full planning permission for comprehensive redevelopment of the site to provide an employment-led mixed use development of up to 81,000m2 of B1, A1, A3 and D2 floor space, involving the refurbishment and restoration of the Johnson Smirke Building (GradeII*), remodelling and refurbishment of the Grade II façade of The Registry, with alterations and extensions to the remainder of the building, the retention, part demolition, alterations and extensions to Murray and Dexter House , the erection of a standalone four storey building with the south west corner of the site, alterations to existing boundary wall to create new access points to the site and associated public realm and landscaping and all ancillary and associated works.”

The Johnson Smirke Building is the building we know as the Royal Mint.

Royal Mint Street development plan

Royal Mint Street development plan

The Royal Mint Street development is shown in red in the plan above.

Text in blue is additions by the Love Wapping Cartography Team.

 

 

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