Plans submitted by Crossrail and Aviva Investors for a commercial and retail development above the new Crossrail Liverpool Street Station western ticket hall shaft at 101 Moorgate have been given the go ahead by the Corporation of London.
The new scheme will comprise retail and commercial space on the site of a former 1970s office building, headquarters of Amro Bank and Norton Rose. Number 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 be constructed over part of the new Crossrail station and in part over the existing Metropolitan and Circle Tube Line tracks to Moorgate.
101 Moorgate is on the west side of Moorgate next to the proposed new western entrance to Crossrail’s Liverpool Street station. The development will wrap over and around the associated ventilation and emergency intervention shaft, the Moorgate Shaft, for the station.
The building’s height, facades and elevations all relate to existing buildings within this part of Moorgate.
The privately funded over-site development project will be built once work to construct Liverpool Street Crossrail station is complete in 2017. Income from over site developments is a major element of the Crossrail funding package.