Blackfriars cluster approved

After Shoreditch and London Bridge comes another new office cluster directly connected to Brockley. Construction Enquirer reports that the Carlyle Group has had its plans for 9 buildings next to the southern exit of Blackfriars Station, comprising "494 homes, 450,000 sq ft of offices, 25,000 sq ft of retail and 18,500 sq ft of cultural space plus a ‘cultural pavilion’" approved.

The development will replace two of the ugliest buildings ever conceived - Ludgate House and this beast, which has blighted South Bank walks for decades.