Britel represented by Hermes Investment Management and Appley are pleased to announce that The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has granted planning consent for the refurbishment and development of Cityside House and the rear yard. The consented scheme will comprise circa 80,000 sq ft of new offices and additional 20,000 sq ft of new hotel and residential/B1 accommodation in separate blocks to the rear. Sean Slade of Appley commented ‘ We are delighted with our proposals to provide one of the most design lead and ‘genuine’ office buildings in the this fast developing Whitechapel location. We have no doubt that we are creating a product that will be very attractive to our target market. The opening of a Crossrail station in 2018 will firmly place Whitechapel on the map for all occupiers’.