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Plans revealed for £1.5bn Liverpool Street Station transformation

Developer Sellar, in partnership with Network Rail, has revealed its initial plans for an upgrade to Liverpool Street Station as part of a new sustainably developed scheme.

The vision for Liverpool Street Station is being developed in collaboration with Pritzker Prize-winning architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron, with the £1.5bn project aiming to create a world-class transport hub and landmark seven-day-a-week destination in its own right, delivering a new retail and leisure hub for visitors, passengers, and the local community.

Working sensitively with the station’s heritage features is a key priority. The historic elements and façade of the Grade II listed Andaz hotel, which originally opened as the Great Eastern hotel in 1884, will be sensitively restored. The building will be sensitively and sustainably adapted so it connects to the concourse and creates a new public realm.

The plans also include a new mixed-use commercial development above the concourse comprising up to 10 floors of workspace.

The sustainable and wellness-focused office space is being designed to meet the current high and projected demand for modern Grade A space in the City of London that has strong environmental and wellness credentials and is flexible enough to accommodate future changes to working habits.

James Sellar, Chief Executive at Sellar, said: “While working patterns have shifted post-COVID-19, passenger numbers are rebounding quickly and it is vital we continue to invest in London’s transport infrastructure to ensure it is fit for the future. Poor commutes are a barrier to London’s growth and it is extremely rare to have the opportunity to positively improve millions of passenger journeys every year. Our vision to significantly upgrade Liverpool Street Station will alleviate its chronic overcapacity issues and future-proof it for generations at zero cost to the tax or fare payer.”

Robin Dobson, Group Property Director at Network Rail, said: “The plans will deliver a world-class transport interchange alongside new workspace with a new 24/7 leisure district at its heart. Central to this are the significant improvements to passenger journeys, accessibility, alongside high-quality facilities, and new landmark public space.”

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