I am relieved to discover that I am not alone in being shocked by the enormity and lumpen scale of the set of buildings proposed by Make on a site nearly adjacent to the National Theatre. It is their scale which is shocking – six tower blocks aggregated in such a way that it will completely overwhelm the more modest Denys Lasdun National Theatre. It now apparently depends on Sadiq Khan to approve it.
Of course, you could say that the battle to save any kind of human scale in the City has been lost. What seems to me important is the way that this construction will tower over not just the National Theatre next door, but also Somerset House opposite. And it will not be insignificant in relation to the Houses of Parliament and St. Paul’s.
I hope you will sign the petition.