Since August 2020 CIT has worked with our architects KPF to make focused adjustments to the proposals while maintaining the positive aspects of the scheme.
The changes we have made respond positively to the concerns raised at Southwark’s Planning Committee in June 2020, as well as the requirements of the Greater London Authority following its recovery by the Mayor of London in August 2020. (You can find out more about the planning history of the site on the Background page.)
We have also used this time to work closely with Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to tailor the building to their needs and the emerging requirements of the new SC1 Life Science & Innovation District. As a result, our building is now designed for NHS clinical or research and development uses, meeting the Trust’s design standards for healthy and flexible buildings.
There have been several iterations to the scheme, which are summarised below. These respond to the planning history of the scheme and the feedback we have received.