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November 6, 2013

Westminster City Council in UK approves Crossrail Bond Street office development

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Crossrail Bond Street

Westminster City Council in the UK has approved plans for a 65,000ft² office block to be built above the western ticket hall of Crossrail’s new Bond Street station.

Crossrail and development partner Grosvenor submitted the designs for the development, which will be located at 65 Davies Street in Mayfair.

Designed by PLP Architecture, the development will feature six floors of office accommodation above the station, served by an entrance lobby on Davies Street.

PLP’s design incorporates a ventilation shaft that will be built as part of the works to build the Crossrail station’s western ticket hall.

Grosvenor will be responsible for carrying out the scheme once the Crossrail station and ticket hall are completed in 2017.

Grosvenor London estate development director Ian Morrison said: "We’re working closely with Crossrail’s team and PLP Architecture to deliver a striking new building that complements and enhances the urban form of north Mayfair and responds to the demand for office space with excellent design and sustainability credentials in this part of the capital."

Crossrail will also carry out improvements at the surrounding public areas on Davies Street and Weighhouse Street.

Crossrail land and property director Ian Lindsay said sites above Crossrail stations, including Bond Street, are being developed alongside major improvements to the surrounding public space.

"This will ensure we maximise the huge redevelopment opportunities Crossrail is bringing to all those who work, live in or visit London," Lindsay said.

The Bond Street / Davies Street scheme is one of several over-site developments Crossrail is delivering.

A total of 3 million ft² of office, retail and residential space is planned to be developed above new Crossrail stations and sites, which will create business space and new homes in London.

Planning permission has now been secured for more than 1 million ft² of development space so far, with schemes approved at sites including Bond Street East (Hanover Square), 101 Moorgate, and a number of developments above Crossrail Tottenham Court Road station.

Further over-site development schemes will go through the planning process later in 2013.

Image: The office block will be built above the western ticket hall for Crossrail’s new Bond Street station. Photo: Courtesy of Crossrail.

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