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Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Plans by Crossrail and development partner Grosvenor for a major office development at 65 Davies Street in Mayfair have moved ahead after the scheme was last night approved by Westminster City Council.
The 65,000 sq ft (net) development will be located above the western ticket hall for Crossrail’s new Bond Street station. The scheme comprises six floors of office accommodation above the station, served by an entrance lobby on Davies Street.
The contemporary office scheme has been carefully designed by PLP Architecture to be sensitive to the traditional architecture of neighbouring Mayfair buildings, incorporating high-quality natural materials into the detailed facade. The design incorporates a ventilation shaft that will be constructed as part of the works to build the Crossrail station’s western ticket hall.
Grosvenor will be responsible for delivering the scheme once the Crossrail station and ticket hall are completed in 2017. Crossrail will also deliver improvements to the surrounding public areas on Davies Street and Weighhouse Street.
Ian Morrison, London Estate Development Director, Grosvenor said: “Westminster City Council’s decision to award 65 Davies Street planning approval is a significant milestone for Grosvenor’s 160,000 square foot office development pipeline in North Mayfair and reflects our commitment to the continual evolution of the area, where both classic and contemporary buildings sit side by side. 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.”
Ian Lindsay, Crossrail’s Land and Property Director said: “Securing planning permission for this major new development is an important step towards boosting the West End’s position as a thriving business, cultural and retail destination. 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.”