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Southern Grove wins planning for north Shoreditch offices

UK developer Southern Grove has obtained planning permission for a £40 million (c €46 million) sustainable office development on the banks of Londons Regent’s Canal, in the North Shoreditch area.

The Tiller Building, in Orsman Rd, will consist of 40,000 sq ft (3,716 sq m) of office space with and will replace two derelict buildings.

Southern Grove said North Shoreditch is seeing booming demand for office space, as high rents in central Shoreditch push companies outwards.

The building’s design has evolved to take advantage of the adjacent canal and follows feedback from the London Borough of Hackney, Canal River Trust and local residents.

Each of the building’s six storeys has outside space to give workers the opportunity to enjoy their environment. A café will be situated at the entrance to the building and 10% of the building’s floor area is to be allocated as ‘affordable’ office space. The scheme will also provide 106 cycle spaces on site.

“Design is always important to us but there’s a careful balancing act to accomplish when placing significant developments so close to areas of natural beauty,” said Southern Grove CEO Tom Slingsby.