Liverpool Street station could receive a £1.5 billion makeover under plans by Herzog & de Meuron.
by Rory Butler / November 23, 2022
Shard developer Sellar will partner with Network Rail to overhaul the Capital’s busiest station, including creating around 1,000,000 sq ft of mixed-use space, under proposals set for submission by March 2023.
Inside the deal: Around £450 million is earmarked to upgrade the station, including doubling concourse space, increasing the number of lifts, escalators and ticket barriers, and 840,000 sq ft of office space. New public and green spaces are also planned.
Around £200 million in civils work is expected before main design and build starts, then climbing to around £600 million.
Mace and Erith are said to be providing pre-construction advice on the scheme.
Possible Tier Ones:
- Sir Robert McAlpine
- Laing O’Rourke
The Andaz hotel is also set for refurbishment and relocation to a five-storey block under the scheme, to the tune of £100 million. The current Grade II Listed Victorian hotel will become commercial space.
Despite heritage groups fearing aspects of the Grade II Listed station being lost forever, Sellar said the Victorian railsheds would remain, as would the majority of those built in the 90s and the Great Eastern hotel.
Works are set to start in the second half of 2024, if planning is approved, with completion in 2029.
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