Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said that McAleer & Rushe’s plans for a 150,000 sq ft office development on Baker Street do not comply with the London Plan.
The Mayor of London has said that the Irish developer needs to provide more information on its transport and environment proposals, including a Crossrail levy payment.
Johnson is calling for McAleer & Rushe, who is increasing the size of 2-14 Baker Street by 35,000 sq ft, to pay a Crossrail levy of £520,000.
He is also suggesting the office, which currently has plans for eight car parking spaces, be a ‘car free development’ as it has ‘the highest public transport accessibility level’.
Johnson has also called for some clarification on the energy strategy for the development, which has been designed by architect Jestico & Whiles.
McAleer & Rushe bought the site for £57.2m in September 2005. It is planning to offset the increase of office floor space by developing 26,000 sq ft of homes at 99 Baker Street.
BDO Stoy Hayward has a lease on the office expiring in December this year.