The plan submitted by Crossrail and Aviva Investors is to build 88,000 sq ft of office and retail space above the western ticket hall shaft at 101 Moorgate.
Construction of the privately funded over-site project will start once work to construct Liverpool Street Crossrail station is complete in 2017.
The previous 1970s office building and former HQ’s of Amro Bank and Norton Rose, 101 Moorgate, has already been demolished for Crossrail to sink a shaft to provide access to Crossrail’s east and westbound tunnels.
The new development will integrate carefully with the new and existing railway and will be constructed over part of the new Crossrail station and in part over the existing Metropolitan and Circle line tracks to Moorgate.
Ian Lindsay, Crossrail Land and Property Director said: “101 Moorgate will be an office-led mixed-use sustainable development of high quality which is respectful to its surroundings and will help assist in the promotion of the City as the world’s leading financial and business centre.
“Crossrail plans to promote over 3 million sq-ft of new development above and around the new railway infrastructure through the heart of London.”
The proposed building in the City has been carefully designed to fit into the surrounding Moorgate area.
The building’s height, facades and elevations all relate to existing buildings within this part of Moorgate. Crossrail also plan new attractive urban paving and public space around the new Moorgate station.