Westminster council has granted a planning permission for the construction of 320,000 sq ft mixed-use development above the Paddington Crossrail station.
The building design incorporates 15 storeys of high-quality office space with the retail and public area improvements. It will be located 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.
According to Crossrail, the development partners for the site have yet to be appointed. It intends to go out to the market to select a developer.
Crossrail Land and Property Director, Ian Lindsay, said: “Securing planning permission for this major new commercial development is an important step forwards in the continued transformation of Paddington.
“Crossrail is the first UK rail project to integrate new and improved rail infrastructure with high-quality over-site development and public realm improvements.
“This development will be a huge boost to regeneration in the area and a further phase in the renaissance of Paddington as a major commercial location.”
Crossrail plans to develop more than three million square feet (gross) of commercial, residential and retail space above its stations and construction sites. More than a third of these sites have been granted a planning approval including Bond Street West (Davies Street), 101 Moorgate, Fisher Street and a number of developments above Crossrail Tottenham Court Road station.