Heron Plaza

In January 2011 the City of London granted planning consent for the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences at Heron Plaza, a mixed–use proposal which will transform a hostile and inaccessible traffic island to create a new urban quarter in the heart of the City of London. This is a project of PLP Architecture.

Date
2004

Construction Cost
£ 149 million

Client
Heron International

Location
Bishopsgate, London

Gross Floor Area
49 800 m2

Status
Planning Consent Granted 2010

The project demonstrates the capacity to develop a clear design response to a complex brief and major inner–city site; including the proposal for a tall building within the Bishopsgate Conservation Area, the provision of residential accommodation within the heart of the City of London.

Animated by retail, restaurants and cafés and planting, the plaza will form the heart of the new urban quarter, supporting a lively and safe public realm which provides legibility and connects one of the City’s prime thoroughfares and Liverpool Street Station to the pedestrian routes and quieter ambience and smaller scale of Bishopsgate Conversation Area, to the eclectic facilities of Spitalfields Market and to Houndsditch.