Major Shoreditch scheme to be submitted later this year

After the Shard's completion and Westfield's Croydon plans were reveealed, The Standard reports that another destination directly linked to Brockley is to be redeveloped.

The paper says that a planning application will be made by Hammerson this year for the Shoreditch Goodsyard, which has been vacant for over 40 years. The site surrounds the Shoreditch ELL station, which was built as a concrete box in anticipation that it would be covered by buildings in due course. The plans have been hotly anticipated for some time: 

Permission has been granted for a 50-storey residential tower across Shoreditch High Street at the Principal Place development. Ballymore will build the flats. The plans show “an opportunity for taller buildings” as well as “mid-rise” towers along the High Street frontage. So the detailed planning application is likely to contain three or four fairly tall towers. 

This might sound a bit dense but an open space the size of Trafalgar Square is promised outside the station: the outline plans also show a very large park covering a quarter of the site. But don’t pack your picnic baskets yet: after lying derelict for decades it will likely be another decade before the site is good enough to eat off. 

The site is currently part-occupied by Boxpark.