Bond Street office development approved

Planning permission has been granted for a 65,000 sq ft development above the new Crossrail Bond Street station.

Westminster City Council has approved the construction of the new office development which will sit atop the Crossrail station’s new western ticket hall.

Work is set to begin on the new site once Crossrail has finished on the ticket hall in 2017.

The scheme, which has been designed by PLP Architecture, incorporates a ventilation shaft from the new station and is part of the 1 million sq ft of commercial development space planned as part of Crossrail.

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.”

Crossrail has said that announcements about other development schemes will be made in the coming months.