Information supplied by the developing consortium in response to enquiries. My comments in italics.
Building heights etc to Ossulston Street (all measurements are approximate):
Back edge of pavement to building line (the distance from the outer edge of the pavement to the elevation of the buildings fronting the road itself):
To west of Ossulston Street (existing buildings) – 8 metres
To east of Ossulston Street (UKCMRI) – 8 metres
(i.e. The buildings will be only as far set back from the street as the facing flats, which is not very far at all.)
The majority of the proposed 8 metre depth will be landscaped. It is also proposed that there will be an entrance to the building along this boundary as you will have seen on the model. (Which is even closer to the street.) This has been provided at the request of the Council.
Height of buildings (from pavement level):
To west of Ossulston Street (existing buildings) – 20 metres
To east of Ossulston Street (UKCMRI) – 25 metre
As you will have seen from the model, the building increases in height across the site to a high point in the south east corner (Midland Road/British Library boundary).
(So the buildings are 5 meters – about 15 feet, like three people standing on each others’ shoulders – taller than those they face at the street, then they step up, quickly, behind that, as the model shows).
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