|Architects||Squire and Partners, KPF, GRID, Patel Taylor and Stanton Williams|
|Areas||530,000 sq ft office accommodation. 48,000 sq ft retail units. 800,000 sq ft residential units.|
Joint venture developers Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar have unveiled the proposed plans which will re-vitalise the area with high quality architecture and much improved public spaces.
A mix of offices, homes and retail space will integrate with open and attractive public areas, while new pedestrian routes will connect nearby Waterloo Station with the South Bank of the River Thames. A widened Chicheley Street will open up the approach to the London Eye, while a city square at the heart of the scheme will provide open space and help people move around the area.
The well-known Shell Centre Tower will remain the centrepiece of the new site, occupied by Shell which is taking a further 245,000 sq ft of space. The Tower will be complemented by eight new buildings, one of which will incorporate new offices and trading floors for Shell. Approximately 530,000 sq ft of office space, along with around 48,000 sq ft new retail units, restaurants and cafés, will be accompanied by approximately to 877 new homes, including affordable housing. The development is planned for completion in 2019.
The proposals for the development incorporate a highly efficient energy centre which will reduce the carbon footprint of the site.
Canary Wharf Contractors will be Construction Manager for the project.
Visit www.southbank-place.com to read more about the project or to register your interest in residential options on the new development, Southbank Place