April 13, 2015
Planning permission has been granted for a new 27-storey office building at 1 Bank Street, Canary Wharf in London. The new 700,000 sq ft office building will comprise office space, three levels of trading floors, a retail unit at ground level, a free-standing retail kiosk on South Dock Promenade, public realm, planting and landscaping and basement car and cycle parking. There will also be public access to a new promenade along the South Dock. According to developers Canary Wharf Group, the new offices will provide capacity for an additional 5,837 full-time equivalent jobs. French bank Société Générale, has already agreed a lease for 280,000 sq ft of 1 Bank Street, covering the ground and first to seventh floors on a 25 year lease. Tower Hamlets also granted Canary Wharf Group outline planning permission for just over 1 million sq ft of space at 1 Park Place.