Crossrail submits plans for Paddington office block
Crossrail has submitted a planning application to Westminster City Council for a major over-site development at Paddington.
The 320,000 sq ft development is at the junction of Bishop’s Bridge Road and the Grand Union Canal, with the new London Underground Hammersmith & City line station to the south.
The 15-storey office block with ground floor retail space has been designed to incorporate access to Crossrail, National Rail and Hammersmith & City line services at Paddington.
The application also provides for ‘urban realm improvements’ at the front of the new Tube station and along to London Street, as well as providing a new public lift and staircase from the canal towpath up to Bishop’s Bridge Road.
Crossrail land and property director Ian Lindsay said: “This major new commercial development will play an important role in the continued transformation of Paddington. Crossrail is the first UK rail project to deliver an integrated package of new and improved rail infrastructure alongside high-quality over-site development and public realm improvements which will boost urban regeneration. This development will signal the completion of a further phase in the renaissance of Paddington as a major commercial location.”
As part of the wider Crossrail works, a new taxi rank has already opened, linked to the mainline station by lifts and escalators. The new Hammersmith & City line station, due to be completed in early 2014, is expected to improve pedestrian access from the canal towpath to both National Rail mainline and Hammersmith & City line services.
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This article was published on 3 Aug 2012 (last updated on 3 Aug 2012).