Mitchell Taylor Workshop's plans for the Leadenhall site
However, while this land lies fallow in property terms for up to 5 years, British Land aren't sitting back in expectation of enjoying the pastoral scene. They're digging into a £3bn "war chest" to snap up assets worth up to £1.5bn over the next 2 years. Given their close relationship with two of our major league supermarkets we suspect they'll be investing in some sure fire profitable acquisitions rather than fancy schmancy skyscrapers but such bullish investment could signify an imminent upturn in the property market. Let's just hope we get to enjoy our new city farm and tranquil urban oasis for at least a couple of years.