Progress

Planning application submission

09.02.2015

British planning documentation for a major project such as Gagarin Square can run to several hundred pages. London’s planning regulations require not only the detail drawings but also submissions with respect to access, transportation, air quality, noise, archaeology and history, recycling and environmental impacts, flood risk, sewage disposal and historic London views towards St Paul’s Cathedral.

Front elevation enhancement

15.11.2013

We have made the frontage more dramatic. (In 2011 the original Russian inspired design for the Southwark Street frontage was released).

Roman level investigation

15.10.2013

With the agreement from Southwark’s Chief archaeologist, a deeper examination on the site, down to 5 metres was made within two deep trenches. To assist future piling, some 200 more tonnes of former concrete foundation were removed.

Preliminary site investigations

03.07.2013

Under the control of ABS Consultants the ground works contractors, P Colohan & Co Ltd, commenced preliminary site investigations within the first meter of the surface to identify and remove any obstacles to the piling grid.

The Meeting

26.02.2013

We attended the meeting of the planners to discuss adoption of the Thrale Street Conservation Area.

Meeting with Southwark Regeneration

31.01.2013

Today Dan Taylor, Senior Regeneration Officer at Southwark Council, paid a visit to hear about the developments to the Gagarin Square plans.

The Bankside Neighbourhood Plan

08.12.2012

A Borough, Bankside and Walworth Community Council Meeting was held at the Walworth Academy with proposals for the Thrale Street Conservation area plan on the agenda.

Thrale Street Conservation Area

20.05.2012

This month, we submitted an 8-page suggested review of the bounds of the Thrale Street Conservation Area to a Senior Design and Conservation Officer at Southwark Council. 

Investigation of ground conditions completed

05.10.2011

Geotechnics Ltd from Coventry, well-known ground investigation specialists, have completed five trial boreholes to investigate ground conditions under the site of the proposed Gagarin Square.

Better Bankside Presentation

21.09.2011

On the 21st of September 2011 the Gagarin Square project was presented at the regular meeting of the logistics group of the Better Bankside, the most important Improvement Districts Organization of the South of London.

Support from the Leader of Southwark Council

20.07.2011

Councillor Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, expressed his personal and heartfelt support of the Gagarin Square project. 

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

29.05.2011

In May 2011, a meeting was held with  CABE to present the plans for Gagarin Square.

The Shard

10.05.2011

We presented the Gagarin Square plans to our neighbours at The Shard in their offices at Fielden House, 28 London Bridge Street.

Gagarin Square project announced

10.03.2011

In March 2011 the British and Russian Mass-Media were informed of the plans of the Russian investors to build Gagarin Square in London.

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