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Boris halts office block plans

Plans for a redevelopment of a 1960s City office block, Beagle House, have been rejected by London Mayor Boris Johnson because of its impact on views of the Tower of London. Molloy Properties had lodged plans with Tower Hamlets in July for a site between Camperdown Street and Leman Street in Aldgate, which would have created 18 floors with 350,000 square foot of offices and 9,000 square foot of shops. But the Mayor has called for the height to be reduced to improve the “contextual relationship with surrounding low scale, historic buildings”.