The saga of 25 Churchill Place, E14, took another turn last week as planning permission was granted for the construction of a 19 storey building, providing around 56,935 net sq m (612,848 net sq ft). This may not seem like anything out of the ordinary, but the site already has permission for two other buildings - one of 15 storeys and the other of 23. Any of the three proposed buildings could be built and it would seem that the latest design is a compromise between the two previous permissions.
Original 1990's permission
Two prospective tenants have previously been linked to the scheme. Aon placed the building under offer back in 2006 but decided to remain in the City. Then, in 2008, News International opted not to prelet the building. Jones Lang LaSalle and CB Richard Ellis have been retained as letting agents, although the space is currently not being actively marketed.
According to the most recent planning app, the building will look like this when completed:
Activity in Docklands has been picking up over recent months so perhaps it will be third time lucky for developer Canary Wharf Group and it will secure a pre-let soon.