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Hammerson Show Off City Fringe Master Plan

Developer Hammerson has revealed more of their plans for the area around Shoreditch on the north western fringe of the City of London.

These include not only the first phase, the Northgate Development also known as Bishops Place next to the Broadgate Tower, but a major landmark tower on a traffic island in Shoreditch and a series of towers stretching from west to east through the derelict Bishopsgate Goodsyard.

Bishops Place which is being designed by Foster and Partners will have approximately 94,000 square metres of office space, the majority in one major tower, and a second tower for hotel and residential use with 380 flats.

The Shoreditch Tower would be built in part over the railway track as the Broadgate Tower has taking advantage of the air-rights on offer. This would be a joint venture with the City of London as an equal partner in the project.

Bishopsgate Goodsyard parcel is even larger in scale if not height occupying a total of 10.5 acres of brownfield land and could see 250,000 square metres of space taking advantage of the new East London underground line and developed with Ballymore as the joint partner.

Hammerson believe that all the phases of this development can total about 420,000 square metres of mixed use space which can be developed over a period of a decade or more providing a constant stream of new developments as and when the demand for them exists in the market.

This isn't the first time that plans have popped up for the area. TP Bennetts had previously designed a skyscraper for Shoreditch with Railtrack whilst KPF worked on the Norton Folgate tower, now part of the Northgate site.

Hammerson have already had a history of office developments in this area including Bishops Square and the popular 280 Bishopsgate they sold off for a cool profit of 120 million.

This though is on a completely different scale to what has come before being something more like British Land's successful Broadgate Centre offering a long-term vision of a concentrated complex of buildings.

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