Plans to redevelop a low-rise office block on Borough High Street with a mixed-use scheme including 96 flats, office space, restaurants and shops have been approved by Southwark Council.
The authority’s development control committee this week approved MCRP’s proposals for Brandon House, which occupies a 0.4 hectare site at the junction of Marshalsea Road and Borough High Street.
The plans call for the demolition of the four-storey office block and its replacement with a building of up to eight storeys, with a four-storey mews structure behind.
MCRP’s proposals incorporate 4,275 sq metres of office and retail space.
A planning statement from agents DP9 said MCRP envisaged that commercial and retail space would occupy the majority of the building’s ground and basement floors, with the upper parts of the new main building dominated by office use.
Southwark planning officers recommended the scheme for approval, subject to 26 conditions.
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