Disappointing updated proposals for the Bishopsgate Goodsyard were unveiled today opposite Shoreditch High Street station by Joint Venture Hammerson & Ballymore.
The updates to the original proposals fail to deal with the critical issues that the local community has raised over the years of consultation.
Whilst four residential towers have been reduced in height, this reduction is minimal and totally inadequate in the context of the overall development. On top of this, the two office buildings sat alongside Bethnal Green Road, opposite the Tea Building, have actually been INCREASED in height, and a whole new office block has been added to the scheme. The tallest tower for luxury residential accomodation still stands at 46 storeys high, yet there remains to be inadequate provision for affordable housing.
We encourage all those who live or work locally to visit the exhibition Saturday 20th June or Monday 22nd June (11am - 3pm) to see for themselves the shocking high-rise development that is proposed for the Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Brick Lane area.