Demolition corner of Sumner Street

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Tuesday 20 May 2008 1.13pm
I was in Southwark Street at the weekend and noticed that the buildings on the corner of Sumner Street and Southwark Street(behind Tate Modern and adjacent to the Bankside 123 buildings)) have been demolished to leave a very large site. Does anybody know what new development will be built on this site?
Tuesday 20 May 2008 1.14pm
It's called Project Bankside - a series of residential towers designed by Richard Rogers - see this existing thread.

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Tuesday 20 May 2008 1.24pm
Thankyou James for your very quick response. This is very helpful.
Tuesday 20 May 2008 3.38pm
Looks like it should be interesting. Not a fan of huge towers in residential areas, but a new development beats a run-down industrial estate in my book.

A nice big park would have been best, though.


Oh, yeah. Has anyone seen the mountainous pile of rubble on the site? I've been watching as they deconstructed the 4-storey office block and warehouse buildings, separated out the metal and other waste, and ground down every chunk using a machine the size of a double decker. The rocky chunks are now about the size of golf balls. Truly an awesome feat.

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