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London's Shell Centre Awarded Planning Permission

00:00 - 9 June, 2014
Courtesy of The Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar Groups
Courtesy of The Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar Groups

The £1.2 billion Shell Centre development in London, masterplanned by Squire & Partners, has been awarded planning permission after being called in for review by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles. Featuring 8 towers of up to 37 storeys which will sit alongside the existing 27-storey Shell Tower, the scheme was granted permission by the local council last year but was called in for review over fears that it could threaten the UNESCO Heritage status of the area around Westminster.

However, despite being awarded planning once again, opponents of the scheme have said they will continue to fight it, and have threatened to mount a judicial review of the scheme.

Read on after the break for more on the controversy

Building 1 – office use; Squire and Partners. Image Courtesy of The Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar Groups Building 6 & 7 – residential use; GRID Architecture. Image Courtesy of The Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar Groups The public square; Townshend Landscape Architects. Image Courtesy of The Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar Groups Building 5 – residential use; Stanton Williams. Image Courtesy of The Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar Groups +8