Introduction

Momentum supported Tenacity with a second planning application within the City of London. The proposals were for the redevelopment of 70 Gracechurch Street and included 72,296sqm GIA, featuring the erection of a new commercial building comprising high quality office space, flexible retail uses and public viewing gallery. Substantial public realm space will be provided at ground level and new pedestrian routes made available through the site, connecting with the historic Leadenhall market.

Similarly to the proposals at 55 Gracechurch Street, Momentum devised a bespoke servicing strategy in support of the planning application. Latest technologies were also implemented here, including consolidation and cargo bikes, providing the development with servicing resilience in anticipation of the latest advancements in logistical solutions. The proposals also implemented vehicle lift technology which provided a dual purpose benefit of additional ground floor public realm space across the day and internal servicing overnight.

The proposals include significant public realm improvements around the site, including a new pedestrian route through the site and additional, publicly accessible space to the south eastern corner of the site. These provisions will provide new pedestrian routing opportunities around the site, greatly enhancing connectivity throughout the locale. The proposals will also provide a new direct connection between the site and Leadenhall Market which should further help to revitalise this historic and valuable CoL attraction.

Momentum also advised on the cycle parking requirements of the site, as well as the ancipated delivery and waste requirements of the proposals.