Merrick submits proposal to redevelop key Shoreditch site

After extensive investigative work, design and engineering analysis and reports, Merrick has submitted a full and formal planning application to the London Borough of Hackney to redevelop the historic property and site at 92-96 Curtain Road in Shoreditch, London.

The current property and site comprises three mixed use buildings with substandard accommodation, and the buildings, although locally listed, have been extensively altered and enlarged over time.

Merrick’s 13,000 sq ft proposal represents an opportunity to improve the existing commercial and residential accommodation through carefully considered alterations, and provide some densification to optimise the site’s development. It comprises:

The scheme offers a number of significant benefits:

Merrick’s archaeological investigations at the site have informed the design, structure and construction of the proposed development, so as to avoid the remains of the original ‘Shakespeare Theatre’, a Scheduled Monument, and thereby ensure that the archaeological remains are protected and promoted.

This will include the creation of a ‘Shakespeare Garden’ where members of the public will be able to appreciate the history of the property and site.