LWW – consultation deadline extended to 31st January 2022

Just to let you know that the deadline for comments on the London Wall West (LWW) proposals has been extended from today (31st December 2021) until 31 January 2022.

These proposals will have profound implications for local residents, particularly those in the vicinity of the redevelopment site.  

 If you have not already done so, we urge residents to visit the website, participate in the consultation process and make your voices heard.

As previously advised, feedback can be submitted directly to the London Wall West inbox here or via the Citizen Space portal here

London Wall West Consultation – 9th December 2021

Consultation re London Wall West

You will probably have already received information about the future of London Wall West. This is a number of inter-linked buildings that sit at the heart of the Culture Mile. It is the current home of the Museum of London, which will be moving to Smithfield Market, and Bastion House, an office building at the western end of London Wall. You will recall that this was originally the proposed site for a new Centre for Music, an idea that was scrapped in February 2021 and the decision taken to update the Barbican Centre instead.

Hence the City of London Corporation is looking to redevelop the site to, as it states, “help achieve some of our most challenging and exciting aspirations for the future of the Square Mile”. (Others may merely see it as a scheme to fund the relocation of the Museum of London of course).

The City of London information flyer goes on to say that “Over the past six months, we have been exploring what is possible at London Wall West. We are now launching our public consultation on the early proposals. This is your opportunity to have a significant say in shaping what will be one of the most exciting projects in this part of the capital”.

Two public exhibitions have been held showing these preliminary proposals which incorporate three new buildings – Building 1, a replacement for Bastion House at a similar 17 storeys high but with a significantly increased (at least 3x) footprint, Building 2 – a new building of 14 storeys but with similar mass to that of Building 1 located (roughly) on the current Museum of London roundabout and Building 3 – of “just” 5 storeys located by the Thomas More ramp. There are also, according to the City of London, improved Public Realm, community and cultural spaces.

These proposals will have profound implications for local residents, particularly those in the vicinity of the redevelopment site.  

We urge residents to visit the website, participate in the consultation process and make their voices heard. The site is https://londonwallwest.co.uk which can be accessed here      

Results of the Poll on the Future of Bastion House and the Museum of London

Should the Barbican Association consider mounting a campaign to persuade the Corporation to carry out a proper study into repurposing the buildings as an alternative to demolition?

Yes 387 votes 88.15%

No 52 votes 11.85%

439 total votes

Our thanks to all who participated

The BA has written to Andrien Meyers the Chair of the Property Investment Board requesting a meeting.

We have been led to believe that the City has carried out a review which justifies its proposal to demolish rather than refurbish and have requested that he share it with us. We have also asked him confirm that a proper assessment of the embodied carbon in the existing and any proposed future building is being undertaken.