British Land and GIC have submitted a planning application for the refurbishment and extension of 100 Liverpool Street, to create an as new building totaling around 515,000 sq ft of office and retail space.
Under the proposed plans, a further three floors, covering 135,000 sq ft will be added to 100 Liverpool Street, and the ninth floor of the building will include a restaurant with external terracing. The proposal also improves the connections and public space between 100 Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Station and Broadgate Circle.
This development forms part of British Land and GIC’s long-term vision for Broadgate, the City’s premier office campus. Located around Liverpool Street station, one of London’s most important transport hubs, Broadgate will benefit from the opening of Crossrail in 2018 as well as the ongoing regeneration to the north and east of the City.
As part of the long-term vision, 5 Broadgate is under construction and the Broadgate Circle is being redeveloped with completion on both expected within the next few months. 5 Broadgate is fully let to UBS, and the new retail units at Broadgate Circle are over 97% pre-let or under offer to brands including Yauatcha, The Botanist, Comptoir Libanais and Aubaine.
Designed by Hopkins Architects, one of the UK’s leading architectural practices, the proposal for 100 Liverpool Street sees the retention of the buildings’ structural frame and uses gently curving facades to give the buildings a fresh new identity.
Tim Roberts, head of offices, British Land, said: “We have put forward a proposal for an innovative refurbishment of 100 Liverpool Street which we believe will appeal to a wide range of occupiers. This is an important part of our broader plan to re-position Broadgate to meet the changing needs of a growing and dynamic market place. The demands on this area of the City are changing with the regeneration of nearby Shoreditch and we are focused on evolving the Broadgate campus to match these needs.”