Category: News | April 22, 2021
Martha Grekos, Chair of the Fleet Street Quarter Public Realm & Environment Steering Group, is delighted to announce the exciting news for Fleet Street Quarter with today's planning approval for the new development between Fleet Street and Salisbury Square, which includes an innovative 18-courtroom facility and new headquarters for the City of London Police.
Martha said “On behalf of the FSQ, we are delighted that the scheme we supported has been granted a resolution for planning consent by the City of London Corporation’s Planning & Transportation Committee. This is the beginning of Fleet Street’s regeneration. The Fleet Street area has a rich history that presents an opportunity for its reinvigoration through the modern renewal of its past. Not only does this new cutting edge facility reflect the City of London’s role as a global centre for justice and legal services, but vibrant developments such as these in the Fleet Street area create new public spaces and transform the place to make it more exciting for people to visit. The development will help improve access to some of the City’s historic assets such as Sir Christopher Wren’s St Brides Church and will also enhance the public space around Salisbury Square and provide more attractions such as shops, cafes and bars - all within a stone’s throw of the River Thames”.
Designed by Eric Partners, the scheme will not only deliver an innovative 18-court facility and new headquarters for the City of London Policy, but the three new buildings and the adaptation of one listed building will create 11,783 sqm of office space, 256 sqm of retail space, 1,1786 sum of public realm and a new pub at the grade II listed 2-7 Salisbury Court.
Original press release available here.