St Margaret's Lane

At the heart of Southwark street lies a forgotten place. Lying dormant for over 30 years, Landmark Court has been unable to take its rightful place in this growing, thriving, vibrant area, where it is the last piece of the puzzle in one of London’s most successful streets.

We will pull down the hoardings and create a diverse mixed-use community that enriches this incredible area. A place for Londoners to live, work and come together.

Our creative and respectful plans for Landmark Court are born from our deep love of Southwark, for the streets that surround the site and the community that will come here.

We need your support

Over the last year U+I, in partnership with Transport for London, have been developing plans for the site between Southwark Street, Redcross Way and Crossbones Graveyard in consultation with the Council, local residents, businesses and community groups. We are grateful to all those who attended our consultation events and provided feedback on our proposals. We submitted a planning application to Southwark Council on 11 March 2019, and a set of revisions on 25 October 2019.

We need your support to get approval from Southwark Council.

The application is available to view on the Southwark Planning Register (Ref: 19/AP/0830) Comments on the revised scheme can be submitted to Southwark Council until the end of November 2019 and a decision is expected shortly afterwards.

If you have any questions about the project, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at hello@landmarkcourtsouthwark.co.uk or by calling 020 3633 5902.

The site

Landmark Court is an under-utilised and undeveloped site by Borough Market, between Southwark Street, Redcross Way and Crossbones Graveyard.

It is approximately 0.7 acres in size and lies around 250m west of London Bridge rail station in the London Borough of Southwark.

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The site was cleared in 1997 to provide a works site to facilitate the construction of the Jubilee Line extension and was subsequently used as a works site for the Thameslink 2000 upgrade works. It is currently in use for informal storage and for car parking.

About the scheme

Axo Public Realm

Diagram of ground floor uses and public realm

Landmark Court will provide more than 20,000 sqm (215,000sqft) of new office space, plus shops, restaurants, cafes, flexible small business workspace and new homes. This will bring more than 1,800 jobs to the area and 36 new homes, including 9 for social rent and a further 3 for discounted sale, equating to 40% affordable housing (by habitable room).

viaduct-building

Proposed Viaduct Building on Southwark Street with new north-south route beneath

New pedestrian routes through the site will reinstate some of the medieval yards and lanes of historic Southwark, an approach strongly supported during public consultation. These lanes will be lined with shops, cafes, restaurants and market stalls to bring activity during daytime and the evening. Smaller retail units have been provided to encourage small independent traders, another key local priority.

Low Line

Buildings set back to allow new section of proposed ‘low-line’.

The scheme has been designed by local architects Allies and Morrison, as a varied collection of contemporary brick buildings, sensitive to the scale of their surroundings and full of references to the historic Victorian industrial and commercial architecture of the area. 15 Southwark Street, derelict for many years, will be restored as part of the development.

Crossbones Graveyard, a post-medieval burial ground adjoining the site, will be safeguarded from development in the long-term. Today, it is home to a garden of remembrance, which has evolved over two decades as a contemplative space. U+I and TfL will continue to work in partnership with Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST), Crossbones Forum and Friends of Crossbones to deliver enhancements and a management plan for Crossbones, including longer opening hours and funding.

Wood's Yard

Sketch of proposed Woods Yard; a new public space between Landmark Court and Crossbones Graveyard

Transport for London (TfL), who own the land, appointed urban regeneration specialists U+I in 2017 to develop proposals for the site. If planning permission is granted, work will start in 2020 and is expected be completed in 2023/24.

KEY CHANGES

The revised application has a number of changes:

  1. Increase in affordable housing to 40%, with a greater proportion of three-bed homes. The overall number of homes has increased from 35 to 36.
  2. Reduction in overall floorspace, with the Viaduct and West Building both reduced by one storey alongside revisions to the design of the facades.
  3. 10% affordable workspace introduced, while retaining retail units suitable for small and independent businesses.
  4. Revisions to Wood Yard to make it more open and introduce an additional retail unit, with a chamfered edge to widen the route through to Southwark Street.
  5. Amended design of Crossbones Graveyard and Memorial Garden to address comments from BOST, Crossbones Forum and Friends of Crossbones.

PLANNING APPLICATION

For more information please see the Design and Access Statement Addendum (DAS) which outlines the revised scheme. A low-resolution version in one part can be downloaded below:

Key documents from the original application submitted on 11 March can be downloaded here:

The full suite of documents including technical reports are available to view on the Southwark Planning Register (Ref: 19/AP/0830). Comments on the revised scheme can be submitted to Southwark Council until the end of November 2019 and a decision is expected shortly afterwards.

Copies of all the consultation event materials can be found below:

If you have any questions about the project then please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at hello@landmarkcourtsouthwark.co.uk or by calling 020 3633 5902.