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Grosvenor wins planning consent for Crossrail Bond Street office

Plans by Crossrail and development partner Grosvenor for a new office development at 65 Davies Street in Mayfair have won planning approval.

The 65,000 sq ft development will be located above the western ticket hall for Crossrail’s new Bond Street station and comprises six floors of office accommodation above the station, served by an entrance lobby on Davies Street.

The office was designed by PLP Architecture and 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.

Grosvenor London estate development director Ian Morrison said: “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.”

To accommodate an increase in passenger numbers, Crossrail is constructing two new ticket halls: a western ticket hall at Davies Street and an eastern ticket hall on the corner of Hanover Square.

Step-free access will be provided to Crossrail platforms and a step-free passenger link will connect the Crossrail platforms to the existing London Underground station.

A total of 3m sq ft of high-quality office, retail and residential space is planned above new Crossrail stations and sites.

Planning permission has now been secured for more than 1m sq ft of development space so far, with schemes approved at sites including Bond Street East (Hanover Square), 101 Moorgate, a number of developments above Crossrail’s Tottenham Court Road station, and now the Bond Street West (Davies Street) scheme.

Further over-site development schemes will go through the planning process later this year.

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