Bankside Yards gets green light
Southwark Council has approved plans for Eastern Yards, the second phase of Native Land’s £1 billion Bankside Yards mixed-use development, on the site of the former Sampson and Ludgate House, close to Blackfriars bridge and the Tate Modern.
The entire Bankside Yards project, designed and masterplanned by PLP Architecture with a residential building designed by Make Architects, will deliver new homes, offices, restaurants, cultural uses and extensive leisure amenities set within a significant public realm, designed by Gillespies.
The approved masterplan includes improved east-west and north-south routes, including new routes that will open up a previously inaccessible part of central London, connecting Bankside and the South Bank for the first time in more than 100 years.
Bankside Yards includes a large cultural and community offer with a highly programmed square, green spaces, a series of yards, as well as a new connection to The Low Line. Verdant private and communal gardens are weaved through the upper levels of each building providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city below.
At the centre of this development is the restoration of the rail viaducts which includes a distinct row of 14 arches that are set to be transformed into cultural and retail amenities.
Bankside Yards will offer a vibrant and creative destination for the Southwark community, Londoners, and tourists alike.