The site has a resolution to grant planning permission under reference: 16/AP/3222 by London Borough of Southwark in April 2017.
Details of the consent are outlined below: “Alterations to and the refurbishment of the existing buildings, including: change of use from 106 residential units (40 x studios, 36 x 1bed and 30 x 2bed), 41 apart-hotel units/partially vacant apart-hotel floorspace and flexible retail/commercial floorspace, to 69 residential units (8 x1bed, 56 x 2bed and 5 x 3bed), 137 apart-hotel units and flexible retail/commercial floorspace (A1/A2/A3/B1a); installation of balconies; alterations to elevations; minor alterations to increase the height of the buildings (max. 32.3 metres); landscaping; alterations to vehicle access; and associated works.” The current owner purchased the site which was in partially completed condition and in contravention of the original planning application. The vendor has worked with London Borough of Southwark to design a scheme which is summarised below. Informal discussions / pre-application advice has been sought with Southwark regarding a tower option on the existing site to create a landmark 32 storey structure providing a gateway scheme entering from Tower Bridge into SE1.