Blackfriars Crown Court

Consultation Website

Welcome to Fabrix's Blackfriars Crown Court engagement website.

We are consulting local residents regarding our proposed application to make some refinements to the consented proposals for the former Blackfriars Crown Court (Ref: 20/AP/1537 varied by 22/AP/1347), known as Roots in the Sky.

Since the consent of our original application by the London Borough of Southwark in May 2021, following the committee in November 2020, we have continued to enhance the scheme by creating more planting, surpassing sustainability targets, and improving the strategy for basement layout and construction. We are now looking at additional improvements, and are proposing to make minor refinements to parts of the proposed façade and internal layouts.

2022 Consultation

Fabrix and the Roots in the Sky Project Team hosted a drop-in session to discuss the plans for Blackfriars Crown Court with local residents and interested parties on:

Monday 5th December 5pm – 8pm

The session was held across the road from the site at The Binary, 27 Copperfield St, London, SE1 0EN.

The venue was fully wheelchair-accessible with Fabrix and the Project Team on-hand to answer any questions

For those who were not able to join us you can find the exhibition boards shared at the event by clicking the link below:

Blackfriars Crown Court – Roots in the Sky – December 2022 Exhibition Boards

Project Team

Fabrix (Developer)

Fabrix is a property investment and development business, specialising in bringing value to underutilised and overlooked urban spaces. Through a fresh approach to finance, technology, and architecture, Fabrix pioneering a highly flexible model of urban development.

Sheppard Robson (Architects)


Gerald Eve (Planning Consultants)

Pell Fischmann (Transport Consultant)

Atelier ten (Energy and Sustainability Consultant)

Blue Sky Building (Pre-Construction Advisor)

Harris Bugg Studio (Landscape Design)


click to find out more