Monday 7 February 2011

Station site: planning application for block J

planning application has been submitted for development of the last substantial block of what has come to be known as the New England Quarter (NEQ). This last section has been named 'New England Square' (even though it is triangular). As proposed the development will provide, to the south of the site, a 98 bedroom hotel and mixed-use block on Mangalore Way,  and immediately behind that, a public square with steps and a lift to the station level.  On the east side is the last section of the Greenway from New England Road. The abrupt change in ground level on this side offers the possibility of some interesting landscaping.

North of the public square are two more residential blocks with roof allotments,  a communual roof terrace and a communual square with play area. At the north east corner there is a small triangular open space "Fleet Street Court".

The southern block will be from 6 to 8 storeys high, the central and northern blocks from 5 to 8.

Immediately below is a view of the site from Station Approach as it is now (looking east with Mangalore Way to the right); and, below that, a west elevation of the proposed development.


  1. Some history of the site and photos of redevelopment over the couse of the last 15 years on my website


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