Proposals

CIT’s proposals have been designed by our architects KPF to reference the character and materials of the Old Bermondsey area and its warehouses. They are built to meet Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s new Adaptable Estate Strategy standard ensuring they can contribute to the emerging SC1 Life Science & Innovation District. In summary, the proposals that have now been submitted to the Greater London Authority comprise:

  • 19 storeys (97.14m) designed to accommodate NHS clinical or medical research uses
  • Over 185,000 sqft of exciting commercial space that also includes office, retail and community uses
  • 10% affordable workspace delivered on site designed for artists’ studios and life science start-ups
  • A publicly accessible and active ground floor that creates new north-south walking routes and connects London Bridge Station with the Horseshoe Inn and the conservation area beyond.
  • Retaining and significantly enhancing the Fenning Street Warehouse, converting it into a flexible event and community space. It is proposed that the first floor of the warehouse will be provided for community use at a peppercorn rent for the lifespan of the building.
  • A new urban garden at the east end of the site with over 2,000 sqft of green space
  • A new tree-lined boulevard along St Thomas Street to contribute to The Low Line
  • Low carbon build and a commitment to net zero carbon operation responding to the Climate Emergency
  • A car-free site with disabled parking provision and 465 cycle parking bays, making best use of its highly accessible location next to London Bridge Station, which is designed to accommodate up to 90 million passengers per year.
  • Support Southwark’s post-Covid recovery with at least £4m in CIL payment and significant new business rates.
  • Coordinated construction management and a delivery consolidation scheme to reduce traffic