Development Framework Plan
Program: 4.7ha; apartments, commercial space, entertainment and leisure facilities, transport interchange
Client: Hammerson, Ballymore and Bishopsgate Regeneration
Phase: start design 2002

The Bishopsgate Goodsyard site is becoming an extension of the commercial heart of the city of London. It is an environment of extreme scale and character, of inherent quality and opportunity. The site is a vast plateau above former railway arches which lends itself to spontaneous small scale use and reasoned large scale interest. The eventual character of this neighbourhood will result from a wide variety of influences: the urban structure and development typology, its internal homogeneity, zoning and mix of functions, its position between the City and the fringe, its gestation and its culture.

Maccreanor Lavington is working with KCAP and the client to create an ambitious urban plan and architectural conception; one that recognises the unique richness of the area in combination with the art of place making to create challenging opportunities for architecture and the public realm. Members of the SKM team worked with the TfL team responsible for the nearby East London Line Stations including Hoxton, which plays a significant role in the development of this area.