Agreement reached on Tower Bridge housing site

Potter's Fields site
Image caption The project will include a cultural area and housing

An agreement which paves the way for hundreds of homes to be built next to Tower Bridge in central London has been reached.

Developers are planning to build apartments and a cultural area on the Potter's Fields site on the South Bank.

Southwark Council and Berkeley signed the "landmark" agreement on Tuesday.

Councillor Fiona Colley said it was a key development opportunity at a "world-class location". A planning application was submitted this month.

Tony Pidgley, of Berkeley, said it would provide an "exciting scheme that will deliver much-needed housing in London".

After the document was signed Ms Colley said: "This will bring forward this site to provide new homes, commercial and retail opportunities and cultural accommodation."

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