British Land and GIC received a resolution to grant planning permission from the City of London planning committee for a new mixed use development at 2 and 3 Finsbury Avenue Square, currently occupied by UBS. The landmark design comprises four unified elements, with the tallest rising to 32 storeys. Designed by Arup Associates, it will provide approximately 550,000 sq ft of commercial floor space for up to 5,000 office workers and will include a range of flexible office floorplates designed to appeal to a broad mix of occupiers. 2 and 3 Finsbury Avenue Square will include ground floor retail, a publicly accessible restaurant, café and roof terrace at level 13 accessed via scenic lifts from Finsbury Avenue Square, as well as Broadgate’s first flexible conference and event space with panoramic views across London.  

Welcoming the decision, Robert Samuel, Head of Office Development at British Land, said: “We are delighted that the City of London has resolved to grant planning permission for 2 and 3 Finsbury Avenue Square as part of the future transformation of Broadgate as an integrated piece of the City. It has a diversity of uses, responding to evolving occupier needs and provides a unique blend of public spaces, restaurants and shops linking the northern City to Shoreditch and Tech City.”