With global warming becoming a serious issue with our planet and the majority of people wanting to do better for the environment it’s nice to see some positive plans taking place to enforce a better environment for our future, especially in target areas such as London.
Designed by Architect Eric Parry, the project is planned to be the UK’s ‘tallest hanging garden’ at 50 Fenchurch Street, for the Clothworkers’ Company and will have the appearance of a hanging garden across the facade. The project is said to be 62,000 sq m and will include a replacement Livery Hall, public viewing terrace at level 10, winter gardens, a new office building and significant new public realm and will be based around a restored Garde I church tower. The firm plan to restore both Grade I and II listed buildings, with the Grade I Listed Tower of All Hallowers being set within a new street-level public realm and the Grade II Lambe’s Chapel Crypt will become accessible to the public.
Capital Real Estate Partners will be acting as the development manager for the Livery Company scheme and the façade will include bespoke ceramic cladding at ground level, a seamless glazed podium level and a crafted glass detail on the upper levels of the building.
Architect Eric Parry said: “The design journey of this urban proposition has been one of the most remarkable alignments between commerce, culture and the public realm that I have experienced”. (1)
WHAT ELSE IS PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT?
- Green standard for all new build homes – Cutting carbon emissions
- Future homes standard – Removing traditional fossil fuel heating systems
- Pocket parks – Additonal £1.35 million for local communities to improve existing parks in the community
- Accelerated planning – Speed up the planning system and this will benefit all planning applicants including Property Developers and individual householders.
- Design quality – The first ever National Model Design Code, backed by the Government to improve the style of houses and will be in-keeping with the existing communities. (2)
ECO FRIENDLY BUILDING MATERIALS FOR 2020 (In efficiency order)
- Straw Bales
- Recycled Plastics
- Cork (3)
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(1) Aaron Morby – Construction Enquirer – http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2019/12/12/plans-submitted-for-london-hanging-gardens-tower/ – 12th December 2019
(2) Gov.uk – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/housing-secretary-unveils-green-housing-revolution – 1st October 2019
(3) PBCtoday – https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/planning-construction-news/eco-friendly-building-materials/67408/ – 10th December 2019