Latest News

Blossom Street: Construction Update Meeting – Thursday 28th March 2019

On behalf of the Blossom Street Project Team, we would like to invite you to the next Construction Update Meeting on Thursday 28th March 2019. The meeting will take place at Loom Court, accessed via Elder Street.

This will be further opportunity for the community to receive an update regarding the project, including details on the development programme and other information on the construction over the next few months. If there is anything specific you would like us to cover, please do let us know via the details below.

The team will be joined by the site contractor to answer questions on the construction and communications programme.

Where: Loom Court (Ground Floor), 14-22 Elder Street, E1 6BT

When: Thursday 28th March 2019, 6.15pm – 7.30pm

We would be grateful if you could please let us know if you will be attending by contacting us via the details below:

E: info@blossomstreet-e1.com                 T: 0800 298 7040

We look forward to seeing you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or queries.

Kind regards,    

Blossom Street Project Team

 

Blossom Street: Construction Update Meeting – Thursday 28th February 2019

On behalf of the Blossom Street Project Team, we would like to invite you to a Construction Update Meeting on Thursday 28th February 2019. The meeting will take place at Loom Court offices, accessed via Elder Street.

This will be an opportunity for the community to receive an update regarding the project, including details on the development programme, changes to road access around the area, and other information on the construction over the next few months.

The team will be joined by the site contractor to answer questions on the construction and communications programme.

Where: Loom Court (Ground Floor), 14-22 Elder Street, E1 6BT

When: Thursday 28th February 2019, 6.15pm – 7.30pm

We would be grateful if you could let us know if you will be attending by replying to this email or calling 0800 298 7040.

We look forward to seeing you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or queries.

Kind regards,    

Blossom Street Project Team

Update from British Land regarding Blossom Street

Here’s a brief update regarding ongoing activity around Blossom Street. We hope you find this update helpful but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Blossom Street: Fleur de Lis and Blossom Street Temporary road closure   

We are writing to inform you that the temporary road closure to Fleur de Lis Street, Blossom Street and the footway closure to Fleur De Lis Passage has been postponed and will now be in place from 25th February 2019.       

UKPN are liaising directly with Tower Hamlets regarding carrying out their works, which will require temporary diversion routes to be agreed with LBTH.      

Thank you for your cooperation and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or queries.  

Kind regards,    

Blossom Street Project Team

Update from British Land regarding Blossom Street

Here’s a brief update regarding ongoing activity around Blossom Street. We hope you find this update helpful but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Upcoming activity around Blossom Street

Over the course of the next few weeks we will be carrying out some necessary building surveys and investigations around the area, particularly within the courtyard north of Fleur de Lis Street. These will allow us to better understand the geology of the site.

Loom Court 

In addition to this, our contractor, Cantillon, are preparing Loom Court building to be used as offices for the site team ahead of the imminent commencement of works on site in February 2019. This will involve the removal of internal fixtures and fittings to enable the internal partition walls to be installed and the subsequent decoration of facilities. These will mean a slight increase in site activity and deliveries to the site, which will also be carried out during the normal working hours (between 08:00 and 18:00).

Fleur de Lis and Blossom Street Temporary Stopping up 

As you may be aware, we have applied to temporarily ‘stop up’ public access to parts of Fleur de Lis Street and Blossom Street, and the entirety of Fleur de Lis Passage. If we receive permission to do so, this closure will start on Thursday 31st January 2019 and will be returned to full public use following completion of the new development. Access only privileges will be maintained up to 16-17 Blossom Street from Folgate Street for the Point A hotel.

During the stopping up period, there will be signposted alternative diversion routes to minimise inconvenience:

  • Pedestrians should either use Commercial Street to access Shoreditch High Street or alternatively continue to use Folgate Street via Elder Street.
  • Residents’ vehicles or deliveries may continue to access Elder Street via Folgate Street. Access to Fleur De Lis Street between Commercial Street and Elder Street is maintained, as is the northern section of Elder Street connecting with Commercial Street.
  • We are committed to maintaining access to emergency services vehicles during local emergency.

During the course of the stopping up period we will continue to maintain a security presence and will provide a site contact should you need to contact us in the event of an emergency.

Resident Update Meeting – 22 January

We will be holding our next Construction Update meeting tomorrow evening (22nd January) at Loom Court offices (Ground Floor), 14-22 Elder Street, E1 6BT at 6:15pm. The team will provide an update on coming activity around the area, and answer questions on the construction and communications programme.

If you are able to attend, we would be grateful if you could let us know by return of email.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or queries.

Kind regards,

Blossom Street Project Team

Blossom Street: Construction Update Meeting – Tuesday 22nd January 2019

The Blossom Street Project Team will be holding a Construction Update meeting on Tuesday 22nd January 2019. The meeting will take place at Loom Court offices, accessed via Elder Street.

This will be an opportunity for the community to receive an update regarding the project, including details on the development programme, changes to road access around the area, and other information on the construction over the next few months 2019 including how we will keep you informed.

The team will be joined by the site contractor to answer questions on the construction and communications programme.

Where: Loom Court (Ground Floor), 14-22 Elder Street, E1 6BT

When: Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 6.15pm – 7.30pm

We would be grateful if you could please let us know if you will be attending by contacting us via the details below:

E: info@blossomstreet-e1.com  T: 0800 298 7040

We look forward to seeing you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or queries.

Kind regards,

Blossom Street Project Team

Fleur de Lis and Blossom Street Temporary Stopping up and Site Update – December 2018

In February 2019, the Blossom Street Development is planning to commence; with our contractor, Cantillon Limited, moving onto the site to facilitate the construction works.

You may therefore have noticed an increase in activity over the past month and the site will continue to be active throughout December and January with condition surveys being conducted as well as hoarding and security enhancements starting to go up in Fleur De Lis Passage and Blossom Street. 

As we approach the start of works, there are a number of applications that have recently been submitted to London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council, including:

Temporary ‘stopping up’ 

In order to facilitate construction works on the site, we have applied to temporarily ‘stop up’ (prohibit) public access on parts of Fleur de Lis Street and Blossom Street, and the entirety of Fleur de Lis Passage for the duration of the construction period. There will be access for the Point A hotel up to 16-17 Blossom Street from Folgate Street.

The area we have applied to temporarily close to the public during construction will be:

If we receive permission to do so, this closure will start on Thursday 31 January 2019 and will be returned to full public use following completion of the new development.

During the stopping up period, there will be signposted alternative diversion routes to minimise inconvenience:

  • Pedestrians should either use Commercial Street to access Shoreditch High Street or alternatively continue to use Folgate Street via Elder Street.
  • Residents’ vehicles or deliveries may continue to access Elder Street via Folgate Street. Access to Fleur De Lis Street between Commercial Street and Elder Street is maintained, as is the northern section of Elder Street connecting with Commercial Street.
  • We are committed to maintaining access to emergency services vehicles during local emergency.

During the course of the stopping up period we will continue to maintain a security presence, and will provide a site contact should you need to contact us in the event of an emergency.

Cantillon will be the primary point of contact once the stopping up is in place. They will be holding regular update meetings throughout 2019 to update you on the construction works as they take place, and will be in touch about this in due course.

Other applications

Details have been submitted in relation to four planning conditions to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. These include details of the demolition management plan for Phase 1 and 2 of the development as well as details relating to the control piling. More information can be found on the Council’s website.

We are also working with TfL to agree the detailed arrangement of site access from Shoreditch High Street, which will include alterations to the loading/parking bay and the relocation of light columns and sign posts. We will also need to relocate the bus stop approximately 7 metres north of its current location on Shoreditch High Street.

In the meantime, should you require any further information in relation to the stopping up please get in touch via the Contact us page .

Thank you for your cooperation and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Kind regards,

Blossom Street Project Team

14th September – Update from British Land regarding Blossom Street

Here’s a brief update regarding ongoing activity around Blossom Street. We hope you find this update helpful but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Additional utility trench works

Following on from our update in May, from 18th September until end October we will be undertaking further utility trenches on roads around the site to establish what utilities are situated under the roads and pavements. These works will be similar to the utility trench works we have undertaken previously along Fleur De Lis Passage and Fleur De Lis Street. To do this, we will have to temporarily close Elder Street, Blossom Street and Folgate Street whilst the works to these highways are undertaken.

As with the previous set of trenches, the purpose of these investigation works is to accurately establish and locate the existing services which run along and through the site. A total of 12 trenches will need to be dug around the site, which will be undertaken by a specialist excavation crew. The locations of the trenches we will be digging are indicatively shown in the map below.

As with the previous works, we will be restoring each trench to their original condition at the end of each working day. Work will take place between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. If Saturday working is required, work will take place between 9am and 1pm we will aim to keep disruption to a minimum.

If you have any other questions about the project or would like to speak to someone from our team, please feel free to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Blossom Street Project Team

We hope you find this update useful, and please do drop us a line if you have any queries or thoughts on any of the above.

Update from British Land regarding Blossom Street

Here’s a brief update regarding ongoing activity around Blossom Street. We hope you find this update helpful but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Events in the Nicholls and Clarke building

There will be an event taking place in the Nicholls and Clarke Building from Friday 8th June 2018 until Friday 22nd June 2018 managed by Location House. The following sets out the key elements of the event, and the event management measures that will be in place to minimise any disruption:

Activity Event Management
Event set up

 

Friday 8th June to Sunday 10th June – 7am to 7pm

There will be no loading via Blossom Street between 9pm and 7am

Blossom Street entrances and exits to the building will be controlled by security

No congregation by crew will be permitted at any time

A sound check will be conducted to check and set acceptable levels prior to the use of any amplified sound onsite in the Showrooms

Events including a five-a-side mini football pitch and background music, as well as artists workshops and live music in the Showrooms on the Shoreditch High Street side

 

Monday 11th June and Monday 18thJune – 9am to 9pm

 

A dedicated event manager will be onsite for all evening activity

Blossom Street entrances and exits to the building will be controlled by security

No congregation by crew or guests will be permitted at any time

No background music will be permitted in the Courtyard after 8pm

All evening events will take place on the Shoreditch High Street side of the building, and guests at these events will only be permitted to leave on the Shoreditch High Street side

Security staff will be on site and briefed to ensure minimal noise disruption during the event and the departure of guests

Signs will be in place to ensure guests are reminded to leave quietly

There will be no loading via Blossom Street between 9pm and 7am

Clear up

 

Tuesday 19th June and Friday 22ndJune – 7am to 7pm

There will be no loading via Blossom Street between 9pm and 7am

Blossom Street entrances and exits to the building will be controlled by security

No congregation by crew will be permitted at any time

Throughout If there are any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact Location House on 0207 269 9750, or Prevent Security (Scott: 07944 822 627) / (Vince: 07801 992588), or email info@locationhouse.co.uk.

Kind regards,

Blossom Street Project Team

Update from British Land regarding Blossom Street

Here’s a brief update regarding ongoing activity works around Blossom Street. We hope you find this update helpful but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Graffiti on Fleur de Lis Passage

Since the removal of the street art installation earlier this year we have noticed that there has been an increase in the number of instances of graffiti around the Blossom Street area, in particular on Fleur de Lis Passage.

To combat this, we have increased routine patrols around the site looking out for graffiti and anti-social behaviour in particular. We are also now repainting the panels on a bi-weekly basis, but unfortunately these are almost immediately ‘tagged’ as we create a blank canvas.

We will continue to repaint the panelling in the coming weeks to keep them free of graffiti with our patrols and repainting, and are exploring alternative ways to try to reduce this. In the meantime, if you notice any new street art along the passages, or that it is getting worse, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Additional utility trench works

Within the next few of weeks we will be undertaking further utility trenches on roads around the site to establish what utilities are situated under the roads and pavements. These works will be similar to the utility trench works we have undertaken previously along Fleur De Lis Passage and Fleur De Lis Street. The locations of the trenches we will be digging are indicatively shown in the map below.

As with the previous works, we will be restoring each trench to their original condition. Please note that this might involve a temporary road closure on Blossom Street, but we will let you know in advance when this will be and for how long.

161 Commercial Street works

Commencing Tuesday 29th May, site investigation works will commence within 161 Commercial Street. The purpose of these works will be to establish the current condition of the building internals. All works will be undertaken inside the building, but you may notice contractors and materials moving from the yard by the 1927 Building to 161 Commercial Street.

Kind regards,

Blossom Street Project Team

15th February: Update from British Land regarding Blossom Street 

Here’s a brief update regarding ongoing activity works around Blossom Street. We hope you find this update helpful but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Fleur de Lis Passsage / Fleur de Lis Street

The removal of the street art along Fleur de Lis Passage is ongoing and we are engaging specialist advice on the original condition of the brickwork and the plans for restoration as part of the wider development. 

Investigations around the Network Rail retaining wall 

Following the recent clearance of vegetation around the Network Rail retaining wall, we will shortly be commencing works to investigate the wall’s foundations.

The section outlined in pink on the below plan highlights the site area for these works, adjacent to the Network Rail retaining wall. Some excavation work will take place (where the blue box shows) to determine the foundation of the wall.

This is due to start on Monday 19th February and is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete.

14 – 19 Norton Folgate

Lastly, on Thursday 15th February, we will be undertaking some structural surveys within the building at 14 -19 Norton Folgate. These works will be confined to within the building.

We will keep you informed as activity progresses onsite. If you have any questions about the project or would like to speak to someone from our team, please feel free to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Blossom Street Project Team

 

Update from British Land regarding Blossom Street

Fleur de Lis Passage / Fleur de Lis Street

As you may be aware, we recently commenced utility works on Fleur de Lis Passage and Fleur de Lis Street. These works are progressing well and we are still planning to go ahead with the removal of the street art along Fleur de Lis Passage during the week commencing 5th February.

We will keep you informed as activity progresses onsite but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Blossom Street Project Team

Update from British Land regarding Blossom Street 

Fleur de Lis Passage / Fleur de Lis Street

On Thursday 25th January 2018 we received permission from Tower Hamlets Highways to undertake utility trench investigation works along Fleur De Lis Passage and Fleur De Lis Street, which will commence tomorrow (Tuesday 30th January 2018) morning and last approximately two weeks. The purpose of the utility trench investigation works is to accurately establish and locate the existing services which run along and through Fleur De Lis Passage and Fleur De Lis Street.

In total, we will be undertaking 7 investigation pits, the excavation locations are shown below in light blue:

We will be excavating 3 utility trenches along Fleur De Lis Passage and 4 utility trenches along Fleur De Lis Street.

These works are being undertaken by a specialist excavation crew. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times through Fleur De Lis Passage and vehicular access will be maintained at all times along Fleur De Lis Street, with the specialist contractor undertaking these works in a phased manner. Works will commence to the west of Fleur De Lis Passage (see point 1 below) and the progress east along Fleur De Lis Passage and Fleur De Lis Street.

The works to the utility trenches along Fleur De Lis Passage will take approximately 1 day each to complete and the works to the utility trenches along Fleur De Lis Street approximately 2 days per each trench.

Our works shall be re-instated at the end of each working shift and no materials or barriers shall remain on the public path or roadway outside the working hours of Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm. If weekend working is required, the specialist contractor will ensure that only hand tools are used prior to 9am.

We apologise for the late notification of these works and aim to minimise any disruption to the area this may cause. If you have any questions, please do get in touch by replying to this email.

Kind regards,

Blossom Street Project Team

26th January: Update from British Land regarding Blossom Street 

Here’s the latest bulletin on upcoming activity in the area. 

Fleur de Lis Passage

As mentioned in a recent update, we will no longer be installing hoarding along Fleur de Lis passage. Instead, we are planning to remove the street art, and cleaning works are scheduled to take place during the week commencing 5th February.

The passage will remain open for the duration of the wall cleaning but some areas will be cordoned off – we will be providing more information on the logistics of this in the next update ahead of works commencing.

The paving along Fleur de Lis will also be cleaned but we will do this after we have carried out some survey works in that area.

Kind regards,

Blossom Street Project Team

 

12th January: Update from British Land regarding Blossom Street 

Here’s the latest bulletin on upcoming activity in the area. 

Fleur de Lis Passage

We have recently been contacted by a number of representatives from local groups regarding our proposed installation of hoardings over the brickwork on Fleur de Lis Passage. Following this we will not be installing hoarding, as previously advised, and will instead be removing the street art. We will not be doing this until after our ‘meet and greet’ event next week, but will provide you with further details of the programme to do this in the coming weeks. This may include a temporary closure of Fleur de Lis Passage, but we will let you know in advance when this will be.

Meet and Greet – Tuesday 16th January 2018

We wanted to remind you that we will be holding a Meet & Greet on Tuesday 16th January at The Water Poet Pub on Folgate Street (6pm – 8pm).

The drop-in event will be held in the Front Dining Room of the Water Poet. This will be an opportunity for you to meet members of the project team, especially some of our newer members who will be taking forward the development of the site. Please do come along and say hello, where you will be able to ask the team any questions in relation to the project.

It would be very helpful if you could let us know if you are planning to attend, just so we have a good idea of how many people to cater for. Please RSVP by responding to this email, or calling 0800 170 7270.

We look forward to seeing you.

If you have any other questions about the project or would like to speak to someone from our team, please feel free to get in touch. 

Kind regards,

Blossom Street Project Team

 

5th January: Update from British Land regarding Blossom Street 

Happy new year from all at the Blossom Street Project Team. We hope you’ve had a good festive period and we appreciate your ongoing feedback on the work we are doing around Blossom Street. Here’s a brief bulletin on upcoming activity in the area.  

Fleur-de-Lis Passage 

As mentioned previously, we will be putting up protective hoarding in Fleur-de-Lis Passage, and installation is due to commence early next week. The hoarding panels will be painted white and covered with an anti graffiti coating.

Trading Places artwork – Norton Folgate

We have recently taken down the temporary art installation ‘Trading Places’, which had been on display on Norton Folgate. The panels will be painted black and anti-graffiti coating will be applied before being reinstalled in the near future. We will also be re-painting the existing hoardings and introducing regular graffiti removal on all the buildings.  This will help prevent any further accumulation of graffiti.

Meet and Greet – Tuesday 16th January 2018

Lastly, we will be holding a Meet & Greet on Tuesday 16th January at The Water Poet Pub on Folgate Street (6pm – 8pm).

The drop-in event will be held in the Front Dining Room of the Water Poet. This will be an opportunity for you to meet members of the project team, especially some of our newer members who will be taking forward the development of the site. Please do come along and say hello, where you will be able to ask the team any questions in relation to the project.

Just so we have a good idea of how many people to cater for, please can you let us know if you will be attending by replying emailing info@blossomstreet-e1.com or calling 0800 170 7270. 

We look forward to seeing you.  

If you have any other questions about the project or would like to speak to someone from our team, please feel free to get in touch. 

Kind regards, 

Blossom Street Project Team