John Robertson Architects behind six storey block
A scheme by John Robertson Architects for six storeys of office space above the Crossrail station at Farringdon has been sent to London planners.
Crossrail and its development partner Cardinal Lysander have submitted a joint application to Islington Council and the City of London Corporation for the work.
In all, it will feature 20,000sq m of offices on the corner Cowcross Street and Farringdon Road. It will also include a series of retail units at street level.
The scheme is part of the wider revamp of Farringdon which the enlarged Crossrail and Thameslink rail stations will herald. More than 140,000 passengers are expected to use the station every day when Crossrail opens in 2018.
Crossrail land and property director Ian Lindsay said: “Our proposed developments will accelerate the area’s regeneration, helping Farringdon re-emerge as a destination in its own right.”
John Robertson is also behind similar plans for a commercial and retail scheme above the new Crossrail station western ticket hall at Liverpool Street in the City. This will include 9,000sq m of retail and office space which Crossrail is developing with Aviva Investors.