Out-Law News | 03 Nov 2014 | 4:52 pm |
The Council resolved in June to grant full planning permission for Almacantar's plans to demolish the existing 22-storey 1960s office building at the site and replace it with two new buildings. Under the approved plans, the new buildings would be seven and 17-storeys high, respectively, and contain 53 apartments, 12,339 square metres of offices, a six-screen cinema and retail space.
The developer has now announced its intention to submit revised plans, increasing the height of the taller of the new buildings to 18 storeys, reducing the number of residential units to 49 apartments and increasing the office floorspace.
"Almacantar achieved planning consent for Marble Arch Tower in June 2014 to demolish the existing building and replace it with apartments, offices, shops and a new cinema," said Almacantar development director Kathrin Hersel in a statement. "This scheme will create a landmark for the West End, providing a destination for residents, workers and visitors."
"We are now proposing minor changes to the scheme that will result in an increase in office space and an additional floor to the western building," said Hersel.