Residents may well already be aware of these but, in the event that this is not the case, here are a few updates:
1 Golden Lane – further documents submitted
Just to alert you to the submission of further documents regarding the refurbishment and extension of 1 Golden Lane. The first is a report titled “Noise, Dust and Environmental mitigation to residents” (reference number 23/00084/MDC). The second (reference number 23/00085/MDC) is the “submission of details of historic fabric protection measures”. The third is the “Pre-Demolition Audit” (reference number 23/00077/MDC) and the final one is the Deconstruction Logistics Plan (reference number 23/00078/MDC).
48 Chiswell Street – consultation underway
As you will no doubt be aware the formal consultation on the proposed extension and refurbishment of 48 Chiswell Street is continuing. The relevant newsletter and vision booklet may be of interest if not already viewed.
Just a reminder, however, that this application will be submitted to Islington rather than to the City of London.
Bastion House/MoL on C20’s Buildings at Risk List
As previously advised, Bastion House and the Museum of London have been recognised as one of the ten most threatened 20th century buildings in the UK by the C20 Society and have been placed on their 2023 Buildings at Risk list.
More details can be viewed here
Listing applied for Alban Gate
The twentieth century society (C20) has also submitted an application for the listing of the previously discussed Alban Gate (125 London Wall) “to safeguard against any unsympathetic alterations and ensure a suitably conservation-led refurbishment”. The Society says that it views Alban Gate as a key late 20th-century commercial development in the City of London, synonymous with the ‘Big Bang’ era and a highly significant work by one of the UK’s leading post-war architects………
The full article can be read here
Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street – to be refurbished
As if there are not enough developments going on around the Barbican, we have been informed that “Brookfield Properties have assembled a team of specialists to explore opportunities to reposition Milton Gate for a greener future, ensuring it can meet the evolving needs of the future generation of workers and be a positive contributor to its environment and local community”.
It appears that Milton Gate’s current tenants are planning to vacate in late 2024, having occupied and managed the building since 2007 and “As part of the team’s commitment to early community engagement, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to hear your perspectives on the existing building and environment, and to share and discuss initial ideas for its future”.
A meeting to hear preliminary thoughts on the site is to take place shortly and more details will be provided as soon as they are available.
TikTok to take part of 150 Aldersgate Street
It has been reported that TikTok is to take part of 150 Aldersgate Street whose redevelopment is due for completion in Q3 2024. TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a China-founded technology company. You will recall that the Kaleidoscope building (above the Farringdon Elizabeth line Station) was leased by Helical to TikTok Information Technologies UK for its UK headquarters, back in March 2021. Subsequent to this it may be interesting to note that the building has subsequently been sold to ChinaChem.
The full article can be read here