Rejuvenation, Restoration, Public Spaces & Permeability
Office space (333,00 sqft)
Affordable workspace (8,000 sqft)
Retail/food and beverage space (20,000 sqft) (2,500 sqft of which will be affordable retail space)
Leisure space (6,500 sqft)
A new public square
Restoration of the historic yards, creating enhanced accessibility and permeability in the local area
An ‘Elevated Botanic Garden’; a double height public garden with a cafe/restaurant and an outdoor terrace
A 200-seater auditorium (the ‘Hub’) with an outdoor terrace
A new entrance/exit to the London Bridge Underground Station on Borough High Street (accessed from the new public square)
We are committed to delivering a scheme that provides significant public benefits to the existing and future communities of the London Bridge area. Over the coming months we will be working with local groups and institutions to further understand how our proposals for New City Court can enhance the outstanding work that they already do for the local community.
8,000 sqft of affordable workspace will be provided in the restored Georgian Terrace to support small local businesses.
2,500 sqft of affordable retail space will be provided across the development to support small local businesses.
A RETAIL OFFER SUITABLE FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Providing a new retail offer for the London Bridge area, responding to local resident and worker’s needs.
POP-UP OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Opportunities for local businesses to operate pop-up stalls to be provided in the new public square.
SUPPORTING BUSINESSES 'UP-SCALING'
New City Court’s flexible workspace will support business ‘up-scaling’, i.e. supporting tenant business’s changing workspace requirements as they grow.
A NEW, IMPROVED ENTRANCE TO LONDON BRIDGE STATION
As part of the redevelopment of New City Court, Great Portland Estates is committed to improving the entrance to the London Bridge Underground Station on Borough High Street, creating a new access route onto the proposed new public square and relieving pressure on the congested pavements nearby.
A LANDSCAPED PUBLIC SQUARE
The redevelopment of New City Court will create a new landscaped public square designed to improve local resident and worker’s access to nature.
AN ELEVATED BOTANIC GARDEN, TO BE USED AND ENJOYED WHATEVER THE WEATHER & PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
A new elevated botanic garden will be provided as part of the redevelopment of New City Court. The garden will be publicly accessible via a dedicated 45-person lift (supporting large groups/school visits), free of charge. The garden will be managed by full time local gardeners who will be on hand to answer any questions members of the public may have, as well as maintaining the gardens.
A CAFE/RESTAURANT INSIDE THE ELEVATED BOTANIC GARDEN
An accessible café/restaurant area will be provided as part of the ‘Elevated Botanic Garden’.
COMMUNITY ACCESS TO A 200-SEATER AUDITORIUM
Great Portland Estates are committed to offering local community groups/institutions periodic free access to the auditorium for community events.
IMPROVED PHYSICAL CONNECTIONS IN THE LOCAL AREA
The redevelopment of New City Court will create new routes through the site with improvements to King’s Head Yard and the creation of ‘New Yard’, improving pedestrian connections in the local area.
The public realm will be wheelchair accessible and support the Mayor’s ‘Healthy Streets Framework’.
OUTPERFORMING BUILDING REG REQUIREMENTS BY 40+%
The building is designed to be highly energy efficient and will outperform building regulations requirements by more than 40%.
GENERATING SOLAR POWER WITH PHOTOVALTAIC PANELS
Photovoltaic panels will be installed to generate solar power, all energy purchased for use by the building will be purchased on renewable energy tariffs.
SUPPORTING GPE’S NET ZERIO CARBON AIMS
Supporting the net zero carbon aims of Great Portland Estates, New City Court is a pioneer project for the Design for Performance initiative, which looks to ensure that buildings perform efficiently when in use.
50% REDUCTION IN WATER CONSUMPTION COMPARED TO SIMILAR BUILDINGS
The building’s design minimises water consumption, with the building targeted to use 50% of the water typically consumed in a similar building.
100% OF WASTE WON’T REACH LANDFILL
100% of the waste generated by the building once in use will be diverted from landfill, with waste collections and deliveries minimised to reduce the impact on local air quality.
PRIORITISING URBAN GREENING
Urban greening will be prioritised through the public realm and botanic garden, helping to improve biodiversity in the London Bridge area and contributing to measures to improve local air quality.
CREATING 575 CONSTRUCTION JOBS
The redevelopment of New City Court will create approximately 575 new jobs during the construction phase.
FUNDING 20 APPRENTICESHIPS FOR LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE
Great Portland Estates is committed to funding 20 new apprenticeships for local young people throughout the construction phase of New City Court.
MINIMAL DISRUPTION DURING DEMOLITION/CONSTRUCTION
Demolition of the existing building and the construction of New City Court will be managed to minimise disruption on the local community. This includes the consolidation of deliveries to minimise traffic movements.
For more information on the construction management plan for New City Court, click here.
£870K SPEND IN LOCAL ECONOMY PER YEAR THROUGHOUT THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE
It is anticipated that throughout the construction phase of New City Court, there will be an £870,000 increase in expenditure in the local economy per year.
2,060 NET UPLIFT ON JOBS ON SITE
The redevelopment of New City Court will create an approximately 2,060 increase of jobs on site.
£5.1M EXPENDITURE IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY PER YEAR
It is anticipated that once the redevelopment of New City Court has been completed, there will be a £5,100,000 increase in expenditure in the local economy per year.
Great Portland Estates are committed to paying all relevant and necessary S106/CIL Contributions – this will include measures to support local employment and training initiatives.
For more information on Section 106/Community Infrastructure Levy, please click here.
Proposed view of the improved London Underground Exit
Proposed view of the new public square and building
Proposed view of the new public square
Proposed view of the improved King's Head Yard
Proposed view of the new yard
Proposed sketch of the 'Elevated Botanic Garden'
Proposed view of the auditorium 'Hub' space
Proposed view of the restored interior of the Georgian Terrace