Plans for new office and retail space, market and flats across four new towers by the Cross Bones graveyard at Landmark Court near Borough Market have been submitted.

The scheme, submitted by TfL and developer U+I, is expected to bring 1,500 jobs to the area, with new office space across three towers of six, nine and 10 storeys with shops, restaurants and cafes.

The scheme includes 35 new homes across a new eight-storey tower and through refurbishing a former hop warehouse at 15 Southwark Street.

Of the 35 new homes, eight will be for social rent and four will be for discount sale.

The site fronts onto Southwark Street, Redcross Way and Union Street and is next to post-medieval burial ground, Crossbones Graveyard – which will see both hard and soft landscaping if plans are approved. 

The application asserts that the plan will “conserve the significance of heritage assets” and that the new buildings will be appropriate.

Medieval yards and lanes will be reinstated and lined with shops, cafes, restaurants and market stalls, Graeme Craig, director of commercial Development at TfL, said.

“We are working with U+I on our proposals for Landmark Court, which will restore and reconnect this currently under-utilised space with the communities that live and work in this part of Southwark.”

Tom Edgerley, development director at U+I said: “Landmark Court is a rare opportunity to transform a vacant site, rich in history and local folklore, right in the heart of Bankside.”

Large amounts of dust are expected from the site’s construction but the developer has plans to mitigate this including using water sprays.

The development itself is also expected to to increase concentrations of NO2, PM10 and PM2.5, toxic particles which can be inhaled and absorbed into your blood, but this is not expected to breach air quality standards.

If approved, work is expected to start next year.