The property development arm of BNP Paribas Real Estate has submitted a planning application for the building in Kings Cross that the firm will eventually occupy.

BNP Paribas Real Estate Property Development has submitted an application to Camden Borough Council for an office development, Plot B1 at Kings Cross. The application has been submitted with the King’s Cross Central General Partnership which is the owner of the land.

The application seeks planning approval for the development of a new building comprising 500,000 sq ft of office, retail and other space, with the net office space totalling 360,000 sq ft.

The scheme is being developed by BNP Paribas Real Estate for an investor who is buying the building for its investment vehicle. The building will be occupied by a number of tenants including BNP Paribas Real Estate and associated companies.

Jean-Michel Wilmotte is the appointed leading architect, working with Adamson Associates as executive architect on the scheme. The planning advice is being provided by Gerald Eve.

BNP Paribas Real Estate’s project will be developed as part of the masterplan created by Argent which will complete the transformation of the Kings Cross area and create a new business location for London adjacent to the international terminal at St Pancras station. The new building will be delivered alongside the other developments in Plot B.