Aldgate has been undergoing numerous regeneration projects which are effectively contributing to local area
redevelopment and growth. Currently one of the major key developments in the
area is the ongoing construction of the “Aldgate Plaza”. The green-space is
going to be located between St. Botolph’s Without Aldgate Church and Sir John
Cass’s Foundation Primary School. The new public square which is due to be
completed in December 2017, is aiming to unite the aforementioned heritage
listed buildings while creating Aldgate’s newest open space. The need for a
public open space has long been a topic of discussion for The City of London
Corporation. Local statistics show that only 4% of Aldgate’s 1.33 hectares area
is open space whereas this number reaches up to 19% in the Thames and the
The main scope of Aldgate Plaza development is to
create an environment for the local businesses and communities to get together:
from water features for kids to play with, to special lighting design by Light
Bureau to relax pedestrians and encourage integration of local imagery, no
detail is being left out.
One of the major developments within the Plaza will
be the Pavilion. The pavilion is planned to be located in the north end of the
Plaza and will be home to a café and toilet facilities. Aldgate, and in fact
the City in general, is saturated with branded cafés and shops. What the
pavilion will offer will be a high quality, independent café for the community
to enjoy. According to current plans, the pavilion area will be 105 m2,
including seating, preparation areas, storage, servery and disabled access
toilets. The opening hours of the pavilion will be extended to evenings and
weekends to encourage local residents to visit. The new development will also
be a centre for local educational events.
Aldgate Plaza and Pavilion development promise to
raise the already elevated value of Aldgate and the City area - creating one
more reason why your next office should be based here. Our 1 Aldgate offices are directly facing this new urban space, while also offering
opportunities to enjoy the views of the City’s skyline.
If you want to
get more information on the changing face of Aldgate and the available serviced
offices in the area, contact us now.