Land Securities has announced that it has received planning approval from the Secretary of State for its 155-meter tower and adjoining buildings at 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3 in the City of London.
The building was the subject of a public inquiry in March 2007 after the Secretary of State had unexpectedly decided to call in the planning application.
20 Fenchurch Street will incorporate approximately 600,000 ft² of premier office accommodation, retail, a café and a publicly accessible Sky Garden. The Sky Garden will be the highest public park in London to offer visitors an outside roof terrace, botanical gardens, restaurant and a 360 degree panorama of London.
Welcoming the decision, Mike Hussey, Managing Director of the Land Securities London Portfolio, said, "We are delighted that the Secretary of State has approved 20 Fenchurch Street. The design by Rafael Viñoly, one of the world's most innovative and acclaimed architects, is exceptional. We anticipate strong interest from occupiers and we will be preparing the site for development now that we have consent."
Source: Land Securities