Plans have been submitted for a 15-storey 30,000m² office and retail development to be located at the junction of Bishop’s Bridge Road and the Grand Union Canal, with direct access to Paddington Crossrail, National Rail and Underground stations. It is expected that the steel framed structure will get underway in 2016.
Two over site developments are planned for Farringdon Crossrail station’s eastern and western entrances, both of which according to Crossrail will be steel framed.
Plans for the eastern entrance building are still to be finalised, while a six storey office block on the corner of Cowcross Street and Farringdon Crossrail western entrance has been approved.
By 2018 Farringdon will be one of the UK’s busiest rail stations, linking Crossrail, Thameslink and London Underground services.