We are very pleased to gain planning consent to develop this much needed residential space.
Building above the Fisher Street site is part of our strategy to regenerate areas all along the line and capture the value presented by the creation of Crossrail.
It should be an attractive site for developers and ultimately a very attractive place to live in the middle of one of the world's greatest cities.
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