London Mayor nods through Paddington tower

Aaron Morby 11 months ago
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London’s Mayor has approved plans to build a 19-storey tower at the Paddington central scheme in West London.

Architect Allies & Morrison designed the new office tower to the western side of Paddington Central
Architect Allies & Morrison designed the new office tower to the western side of Paddington Central

Sadiq Khan overturned Westminster council’s refusal to give developer British Land the go-ahead for the office-led mixed-use building.

The latest proposal from the developer supersedes a previously granted proposal for a 13-storey build at the Five Kingdom Street site next to the A4 Westway.

British Land has now agreed to raise its contribution to Westminister’s affordable housing fund from £1.75m to just over £14m.

First four floors of the building will be bisected by an open walkway leading to the rest of the Paddington Central scheme from the west

It also revised the energy strategy to achieve 43% carbon-saving based on current modelling and achieving a net-zero carbon development by maximising on-site opportunities for savings up to completion and making off-site contribution measures if necessary.

Consultant Ramboll is acting as both energy, structural and MEP consultant on Five Kingdon Street.

The plans will also utilise the unused large Crossrail box structure, which was to have been used for train sidings but is now no longer needed for the rail project.

8m high former Crossrail box to be opened up for community use

This large area next to the will be used as a community space and auditorium with gardens above at ground level.

The project is expected to create nearly 400 full-time jobs during construction.

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