Apple London Store Hindered by Sunlight Limitations

A looming conflict is on the horizon concerning a proposed development that might become the site of a new Apple Store in London. The City of London, which owns the land at 100 Cheapside, is in discussions to sell this property to the American developer, Hines.

The proposed project by Hines includes a 10-story building featuring 87,000 square feet of office space and 13,000 square feet dedicated to retail.

Apple is reportedly a potential occupant of the retail space, yet their ambition to establish another store in London may face hurdles due to a specific sunlight regulation. This law allows neighbors to prevent the construction of any new building that would obstruct their access to sunlight.

The City of London is currently lobbying its transport and policy committees to bypass this sunlight regulation to proceed with the development.

Should they succeed, it would pave the way for an Apple store in one of London’s most affluent areas.

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