Plans submitted by Crossrail and developer partner Great Portland Estates for the first over-site development above a Crossrail station have been approved by Westminster City Council, it was announced yesterday.
Planning approval has also been granted for the new Crossrail ticket hall at Hanover Square.
The development will surround Crossrail’s Bond Street station’s eastern exit on Hanover Square and will provide retail, commercial and residential space. Preparatory works for Crossrail’s new ticket hall in Hanover Square have already begun prior to main construction getting underway in 2012.
Great Portland Estates will be responsible for building the over-site development once the ticket hall in Hanover Square is completed.
Crossrail yesterday also announced Keith Berryman’s replacement as land and property director will be former Network Rail head of major developments Ian Lindsay.
A chartered surveyor, Lindsay will join Crossrail on 27 June and will be responsible for completing the £800M property acquisition programme, progressing over-site development opportunities at several sites along the route, delivering urban realm improvements around Crossrail stations and safeguarding the Crossrail 2 (Chelsea-Hackney) route.