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British Land submits new plans for Piccadilly development

26 Apr 13 British Land has submitted a planning application to Westminster Council for a 193,500 sq. ft. mixed use scheme following its acquisition of the Clarges Estate last year.

The site covers nearly an acre, bounded by Piccadilly, Clarges Street and Bolton Street in central London. The proposals include residential, office and retail elements.

Planning consent for an earlier scheme was granted in April 2011 but the revised plans see residential use increased from 63,000 sq. ft. to 94,000 sq. ft. and the office element scaled back from 91,000 sq. ft. to 47,500 sq. ft.

The prime residential component, overlooking Green Park, will comprise up to 36 apartments over nine storeys. The office element will sit on the ground floor and six upper floors on the other side of a new mews street, with facades to Clarges Street and Bolton Street.

The scheme is designed by Architect Squire & Partners to update 1960s’ office space.

Subject to planning consent, demolition would start in 2013/2014, with phased completion leading up to 2017. The re-modelled proposals for the site, bounded by Piccadilly, Clarges Street and Bolton Street, have been submitted follow extensive public consultation over the project.

British Land head of offices Tim Roberts said: “This is a complex project involving detailed site assembly and reconfiguration, but our core development skills have delivered an exciting outcome for this important area of London.”

The Kennel Club, whose current home is on Clarges Street, will now occupy a 27,000 sq. ft. new-build development rather than the 20,000 sq. ft. refurbished property envisaged in the original proposal.

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