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Revised plans for Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme in Shoreditch revealed

PUBLISHED: 12:55 08 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:06 08 November 2018

What the Bishopsgate Goodsyard development will look like. Pic: Hammerson and Ballymore

What the Bishopsgate Goodsyard development will look like. Pic: Hammerson and Ballymore

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Developers of the controversial Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme in Shoreditch have scrapped two sky-high towers blocks in updated plans for the site.

The mixed-use development is in the heart of Shoreditch. Pic: Hammerson and BallymoreThe mixed-use development is in the heart of Shoreditch. Pic: Hammerson and Ballymore

The revised scheme focuses on creative space and includes fewer homes, 1.4m sq ft of offices and affordable workspace, 175,000 sq ft of retail and a 250-300 bed hotel.

The proposed two towers, one with 46 storeys, is being replaced with a single 29-storey residential block instead.

A new cultural building on Brick Lane and an exhibition space along London Road are also included in the plans.

The scheme was first drawn up by Hammerson and Ballymore in 2014 but was heavily criticised with opponents slamming the height of the tower blocks and a lack of affordable housing.

Both Tower Hamlets and Hackney councils objected to the plans which was called in by the then Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

A public consultation, which includes an exhibition, has been launched today.

It takes place at Protein Studios in New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, today (2 -5pm), Saturday (11-4pm), Monday (5-9pm), Wednesday (2-5pm) and Thursday (2-5pm).

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