How the scheme could look
How the scheme could look
Richard Bell

New images showcase six-storey office scheme at Farringdon Crossrail Station

PLP Architecture has unveiled new imagery for an office development at Farringdon Crossrail Station.

Construction work is about to start on the six-storey building, which will sit above the station’s eastern ticket hall on Lindsey Street.

The site will comprise over 167,000 sq ft of office space along with ground-floor retail units.

As it is bounded by the Smithfield Conservation Area to the west and the Charterhouse Square Conservation Area to the east and north, exterior designs have had to reflect the style proportions and colour palette of the surrounding architecture.

PLP said its vision for the building interprets and reflects, in a contemporary way, the use of colour and terracotta of the Victorian surroundings in Farringdon.

Daniel Moore, architect at PLP Architecture, commented: “The prospect of seeing the materialisation of this carefully designed building, which we hope will galvanise and complete its context, is an exciting one.

“PLP Architecture has worked on the design of this building for a number of years and we look forward to seeing its cheerful and well-crafted elevations emerge over the coming months.”

He added: “Having initially enjoyed the committed and well guided patronage of Crossrail, we have more recently been fortunate that a visionary yet well-informed developer in Helical has taken the reins.”

Property company Helical plc is the business behind the scheme.

Matthew Bonning-Snook, property director at Helical, said: “We are a great believer in the potential of the area given the significant impact of Crossrail and due to the wealth of cultural and public realm improvements that are planned and underway locally.

“Our adjacent office scheme overlooking Charterhouse Square, which is fully let, together with our Barts Square project which delivers a new urban quarter to the City and Smithfield, further highlights this belief.”

Construction is due to complete by October 2019.

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