British Land and GIC have submitted a detailed planning application for the refurbishment and extension of 100 Liverpool Street to create a new building with increased office and retail space. Under the proposed plans designed by Hopkins Architects, a further three floors will be added to 100 Liverpool Street including a spectacular restaurant with external terracing on the 9th floor.
The design retains the building’s structural frame and uses gently curving facades to give the area a fresh new identity. Connections between 100 Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Station and the Broadgate Circle will be improved with a new collection of shops and eateries. The development of 100 Liverpool Street and 8-12 Broadgate forms part of British Land and GIC’s long-term vision, improving office space, retail, amenities and open space.
Broadgate Circle is due to open in spring, introducing eleven high profile brands to campus including Yauatcha, The Botanist, Shoryu, Comptoir Libanais and Aubaine. Crossrail is due for completion in 2018, providing fast connections to Canary Wharf (6 minutes) and Paddington (10 minutes). The planning application has been submitted to City of London Corporation. Source by Broadgate.
Article by Marco Rinaldi