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)
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.