Initial demolition works will commence on select areas of Ludgate house in October 2016. Specialist contractor, McGee will be undertaking the works which will predominantly be taking place on the western edge of the site, on Blackfriars Road. There will also be minor demolition activity on the northern boundary of the site, adjacent to the Thames walkway.
Sampson House and Ludgate House is a 1.4m sqft redevelopment project by an international consortium comprising Native Land, Temasek ,HPL and Amcorp Properties located adjacent to the Thames in the London Borough of Southwark.
The consortium has acquired Sampson House and Ludgate House with an existing planning consent obtained by previous owner The Carlyle Group. These approved plans entail a major 1.4m sq ft mixed use development, which will reconnect the space between the Tate Modern and one of London’s major transport hubs, Blackfriars Station. The London Borough of Southwark will also benefit from a substantial contribution towards further housing within the Borough.
Sampson House and Ludgate House will create a destination neighbourhood comprising cultural, retail and leisure amenities as well as new office space and housing which will be linked by extensive public open spaces.