Plans in for 735,000 sq ft City scheme

Plans have been lodged to build a 735,000 sq ft development on Ropemaker Street in the City fringe. Development manager CORE, alongside Manford Properties and Great Elms Assets, have submitted a planning application to Islington council to deliver the office-led mixed use scheme at 20 Ropemaker Street, 101-117 Finsbury Pavement and 10-12 Finsbury Street. If consented, the developers, which are being advised by Gerald Eve, will build a 27-storey building with a stepped design with three levels of basement space on the one-acre site. The scheme will have 710,000 sq ft of gross office space, as well as 13,250 sq ft of retail and 10,376 sq ft of SME space with access off Finsbury Pavement. The existing buildings on the site, known as 20 Ropemaker Street and Finsbury Court, were built in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Twenty Ropemaker Street comprises seven storeys with one basement level. Finsbury Court comprises nine storeys to the east and six storeys on the west, with one basement, part of which is double-height.