Thornfield Properties has been given a resolution to grant planning permission for its regeneration of the disused West side of Smithfield market.
The scheme is different from the original plans for the site, which were granted planning consent but subsequently called in and face a public enquiry in June.
This second, revised application, devised by architects KPF, was granted the resolution at a City of London planning meeting this morning. It is hoped to better work with the existing operational Smithfield market and the buildings on Farringdon Street.
The design combines an open market area, 103,786 sq ft (9,642 sq m) of retail and 379,474 sq ft (35,254 sq m) of offices on three sites: the derelict and disused General Market Building, 25 Snow Hill, and 29 Smithfield.
The new proposals also incorporate the listed ‘Red House’, which is separate to the main building, after the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport determined that it would be listed in 2005. At the time, English Heritage recommended that the building should not be added to the list.