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Thursday 12 December 2002 3.07pm

Land Securities has shortlisted five firms Bovis Lend Lease, HBG, Laing, Multiplex and Sir Robert McAlpine for the 76,000 sq m (818,000 sq ft) redevelopment of the 1960s St Christopher's House and Tabard House at Bankside, Southbank > in London SE1. The Allies & Morrison-designed scheme, renamed 'Bankside' includes 69,676 sq m (750,000 sq ft) of office space with 7,989 sq m (86,000 sq ft) of retail and leisure space, together with a small supermarket. The Highways Agency moved to Marsham House in SW1 in September. Land Securities, which has proclaimed that it will start no more speculative London schemes, is expected to split the �m construction contract into three phases, pre-letting each one before starting the next one. - (10-12-2002)

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Sunday 15 December 2002 9.44pm
in case anyone isn't sure where this big new development is going to be, its on Southwark Street (the road to the south of Tate Modern). A map showing it can be viewed at:

Personally, my view is that this development is just what the area needs as there is a dearth of quality retail and supermarkets in this neck of the woods.

(Cue the Borough Market Supporters' Fanclub to howl with rage at the fact that anyone would dare buy products anywhere else but Borough Market)


-MM- The Nature of Monkey was Irrepressible.
Monday 16 December 2002 9.25am
Thanks for the update on St Christopher's House - to my mind one of the greatest blots on SE1's horizon.

It will also help the regeneration of Southwark St, one of the key link roads between London SE and London SW - and that in turn should help the regeneration of SE1.

Totally agree with MM about it being a good opportunity to increase retail space in SE1, a much needed addition to Borough Market - a wonderful place for sure but with a limited range of goods and opening hours.

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