Sellar submits new plan for £775m Paddington Cube

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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Developer Irvine Sellar has submitted revised plans for his new £775m Paddington Quarter scheme in West London.

Paddington Cube close up night (lr)

Cube office building will sit 12m above the ground

The 14-storey cube-shaped office building replaces earlier plans for a landmark 72-storey residential tower, nicknamed the ‘Paddington Pole’, which was abandoned after running into fierce opposition.

Great Western Developments and development partner Sellar Paddington submitted the revised plans yesterday for the former Royal Mail sorting and post office site adjacent to Paddington Station.

It is now hoped Westminster City Council will approve the proposals in December.

Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the 360,000 sq ft Paddington Cube would sit 12m above 1.35 acres of newly created public realm.

Irvine Sellar, Chairman of SPL, said: “We are pleased to submit our revised plans for Paddington after months of public consultation. RPBW is a world-class architect and the design provides a commercially viable building that will deliver real change for the area.

“Paddington serves as an international gateway to London and our scheme provides both an elegant building and much needed new public space that will become a destination in its own right. ”

The Paddington Quarter development will accommodate more than 4,000 new jobs for Paddington and include 80,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space over five levels, including a rooftop restaurant.

Paddington Cube public realm (lr)

£65m is being invested in public realm and major transport infrastructure improvements

 

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