Heron hotel to go ahead

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GERALD Ronson’s property firm Heron International has been granted planning permission to build a sibling skyscraper for its 46-storey Heron Tower near Liverpool Street, it announced yesterday.

The 43-storey building will contain a hotel and residential complex run by the Four Seasons, and will cost over £500m to build.

The City of London has approved the plans for the building, which will face the existing Heron Tower and has been designed by the same architect, PLP Architecture.

Ronson said yesterday : “[T]his planning consent for the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences London at Heron Plaza will enable us to continue our transformation of the City of London, providing much needed, unparalleled hotel and residential facilities which reflect London’s status as the financial capital of the world.”