The proposed £600m redevelopment of Elizabeth House on London’s South Bank is set to progress after a High Court judge threw out a legal challenge over the scheme. Developers Chelsfield and London & Regional Properties gained planning approval for a 29-storey mixed-use office and residential scheme in Waterloo last year.
But Westminster council and English Heritage decided to mount a legal challenge arguing communities sectretary Eric Pickles should have called the scheme in for a public inquiry.
A spokesperson for the developer said : “We are delighted with this outcome which clears the way for a planning permission. “For too long Waterloo has lacked the investment and modern office stock to attract business to the area and these plans will create 8,700 much needed new jobs and transform the public realm around Waterloo Station used by tens of millions of people each year.”