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Bishops Place granted approval by Hackney Council’s planning committee


The London Borough of Hackney approved Hammerson’s Bishops Place Regeneration Project at its planning committee on 4 November 2009 following amendments to the proposals.

The revised scheme includes 233 Shoreditch High Street (the Light Bar building) and will open up a 1.3-hectare site in the heart of London, which is currently largely inaccessible to the public.

The 1.5 million sq ft project, designed by Foster + Partners, includes high quality offices, residential, a hotel, serviced apartments and a mix of retail space. The site will also accommodate 50 affordable housing units, comprising a mix of shared ownership and rental properties.

As well as including 233 Shoreditch High Street, the revisions to the scheme also see an increase in public open space, with 48% of the scheme’s footprint now allocated for public realm.   

Martin Jepson, Managing Director, London Group, commented:
“Bishops Place is an important catalyst for further investment within Hackney and the unanimous support of members demonstrates their commitment to regeneration in the area. The scheme is a vital part of Hammerson’s ongoing commitment to Shoreditch and we are looking forward to working with the Council in helping to deliver its long-term vision for the borough.”

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Catrin Morgan, Property PR Manager
Tel: 020 7887 1063