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29/01/2020

Green building approved in London

Words: Laura Edgar
Planning permission approved / iStock: 67562923

Plans for an 11-storey mixed-use green building has been granted planning permission by the City of London Corporation’s planning and transportation committee.

The development will be built at 61-65 Holborn Viaduct on the corner of Snow Hill. It comprises a 382-bed hotel with restaurant and bar, as well as 3,741 square metres of office space.

A façade covered in a 3,700 square metre ‘green wall’ also features In what the corporation says will be the capital's greenest building,

The developer, Dominvs Group, says the wall – made up of a mix of plants – will, among other benefits, generate seven tonnes of oxygen in a year and extract nine tonnes of C02 annually.

Alastair Moss, chair of the corporation’s planning and transportation committee, said: “The City of London Corporation welcomes radical and pioneering ideas as we look to create cleaner and greener spaces for City residents, workers and visitors.

“This development’s green wall of around 400,000 plants offers many environmental benefits such as reducing pollution, absorbing sound and reducing flood risk.

“The city corporation has a real interest in urban greening, and we hope this building will prove to be a fantastic example of what is possible for future developments.”

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