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.