Plans to revamp the former Royal Mint have been approved by Tower Hamlets Council.

The development of the site near the Tower of London will transform the Royal Mint Court and surrounding buildings into 600,000 sq ft of office and retail space and 1.8 acres of public realm.

There will also be two routes created running into the development as well as a connection with St Katharine Docks and Aldgate and step-free access from Tower Hill Underground to nearby residences.

The grade two listed Johnson Smirke building will be altered to include a roof terrace.

The scheme is a partnership between Delancey and the LRC Group, with the plans drawn up by Sheppard Robson.

Delancey managing director Paul Goswell said to BD Online : “The scale of Royal Mint Court, coupled with its history and large area of amenity space, make it a one-of-a-kind site in the City of London and we have sought to use this to create an inspirational working environment.”

A spokesperson for LRC Group said: “The 600,000 sq ft Royal Mint Court masterplan will create one of the most sought-after destinations for employment and leisure in London.

“The striking design of the restored historic Johnson-Smirke, combined with the remodelled, modern architecture with adaptable modern infrastructure, will make Royal Mint Court an unrivalled destination for companies looking to make a bold move in the City.”

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