US art dealer Kenny Schacter has won planning consent for a gallery and residential scheme, designed by Zaha Hadid, in London’s trendy Hoxton Square.

The 23,000 sq ft scheme in Shoreditch, east London, has been approved by Hackney’s planning committee. It faced strong objections from both English Heritage and the local conservation area committee.

Planning and urban design consultancy Turley Associates developed the planning strategy for the scheme, the second - and more challenging - permission the company secured for the site.

Ray Rodgers, urban design and conservation manager for Hackney Council, said the scheme would create a ‘more distinctive image for Hoxton Square.’

The project will combine 12,000 sq ft of gallery and exhibition space with 11,000 sq ft of residential accommodation.

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