Mitsubishi Estate and Stanhope have submitted a revised planning application for 6-8 Bishopsgate and 150 Leadenhall Street, EC3.The new proposals are based on the same architectural scheme that received planning consent in 2015 but with an increase in height by 10 storeys to 50 storeys and an increase of 120,000 sq ft in net lettable office space. The scheme has been adapted following the evolution of the Eastern Cluster of tall buildings in the City of London since 2015.A rooftop pavilion at level 50 is proposed with public access to a viewing gallery from a ground-floor entrance. Shops, cafes and restaurants will be provided as part of the ground and first-floor levels and the lower ground and basement levels will have cycle storage and shower facilities. The public space and pedestrian crossings at the junction of Leadenhall Street and Bishopsgate will also be enhanced.
Stanhope chief executive David Camp told EG last month: “Because other consents have now been granted around [the site], proportionately it doesn’t seem quite right, so we are looking at whether we can improve that space.”Wilkinson Eyre is the appointed architect for the scheme.A Mitsubishi Estate London spokesman said: “We can confirm that revised plans have been submitted for a new office scheme at 6-8 Bishopsgate and 150 Leadenhall Street. Following consultation with key stakeholders, we have worked closely with our development team – including Stanhope, Wilkinson Eyre and Gerald Eve – to ensure the revised scheme is appropriate within the context of its increasingly high-density City of London location.”