Artist's impression of 31 London Street, Paddington, London. Picture courtesy of Renzo Piano Buildin

Artist's impression of 31 London Street, Paddington, London. Picture courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop

UK-based Great Western Developments has announced development proposals for 31 London Street, next to London’s Paddington Station to help with the arrival of the Crossrail rail project in 2018.

The proposal is for 200 new homes, more than 150,000m² of new office space, and approximately 50,000m² of retail, restaurants, and cafés. A planning application will be submitted later this year, according to the company.

London Paddington Station is predicted to become London’s fourth busiest station, with the arrival of Crossrail, it said.

Sellar Property Group, the development partner for the proposed development, and architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop, have designed over 0.5ha of development to complement London Paddington Station.

Renzo Piano, of Renzo Piano Building Workshop, said, “The current public realm in Paddington is poor, with congestion in and around the entrance to the Bakerloo line leading to frequent closures. This scheme looks to remedy those issues, while creating a wonderful sense of place which Paddington greatly needs.”

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