British Land’s vision for Blossom Street is to refurbish, extend and create new buildings; providing new offices, retail and residential space.
The proposals focus on sensitively designed buildings, bringing many vacant or underused buildings in the area back into useful economic use.
The scheme will provide commercial space for a range of business sizes, and new retail premises in keeping with the Spitalfields character, as well as introducing some new residential apartments.
The development will provide:
• 33,040m2 of commercial space
• 4,000m2 of residential space (40 apartments)
• 3,550m2 of retail space
• 1,400m2 of public realm
AHMM have coordinated the design of the proposals, working with three additional architectural practices to help create a variety of architectural styles. A specialist landscape architect practice have been working closely with the design team to ensure that the public realm is enhanced for the existing and prospective communities.
The diagram to the right shows the areas of responsibility of each practice.