Green light for City of London refurb project
Patrizia has received planning permission for an environmentally and socially sustainable redevelopment project in the City of London.
The German investment manager will redevelop 30 Minories, which currently comprises a 16-storey tower and 7-storey podium, to create a 16-storey building 186,500 sq ft of office, retail and leisure space.
30 Minories is targeting BREEAM ‘Outstanding’, WiredScore Platinum, WELL Platinum and NABERS UK. The scheme includes terraces on each floor accessible for the office occupiers, which incorporate ‘English woodland’ landscaping inspired by landscape architect, Kim Wilkie.
The plans will also see the Writers House – a neighbouring Victorian warehouse– retained and refurbished to provide community use floorspace at ground and lower ground level, with the upper levels of the 6-storey building leased at affordable rents to local enterprises and start-up businesses.
Richard Scutt, director, real estate development at Patrizia, comments: “Not only will the scheme provide best-in-class premium offices to meet contemporary occupiers’ demands for sustainable and amenity-rich space, but it will also deliver significant urban greening as well as social and cultural value for the local community through the retrofit of Writers House.”