Redevelopment Of London's ITV HQ

Redevelopment Of London’s ITV HQ To Undergo Public Inquiry

UNITED KINGDOM – Communities Secretary Greg Clark announced that it has been decided that there will be a public consultation regarding the plan to redevelop the former ITV Studio site on London’s South Bank into an office and cultural project, reported The Construction Enquirer on Friday morning (2 September, SGT).

The major redevelopment of 72 Upper Ground was proposed by Mitsubishi Estate and London development manager CO—RE. Notably, ITV sold 72 Upper Ground to Mitsubishi Estate in November 2019 along with an existing planning permission to redevelop the commercial property.

The planned public consultation comes 7 days after London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave his nod to the large-scale development.

The redevelopment was designed by Make Architects and is called Project Vista. It would comprise a 26-level staggered office block, linked with two shorter buildings with a height of 6 and 13 storeys.

Apart from having 900,000 sq ft of office space, the massive commercial development will also come with cafes and restaurants, green spaces, and cultural venues.

However, Mitsubishi Estate and CO—RE said the inquiry would delay the redevelopment.

“We are obviously very disappointed that the start of construction will be delayed with the creation of thousands of jobs postponed and hope this process moves forward quickly,” said a representative from Mitsubishi Estate London.

“The current site is a dormant closed-off tower in a part of the South Bank that desperately needs investment. We look forward to demonstrating to the planning inspector how our proposals will both respect the local heritage of South Bank,” added the spokesperson.

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