Plans submitted for 79-home Marylebone development

Out-Law News | 12 Dec 2014 | 4:47 pm | 1 min. read

A joint-venture between developers Ridgeford and Concord has submitted detailed plans to Westminster City Council for the proposed redevelopment of Moxon Street car park in central London's Marylebone.

The site, which has been owned by the Council since 1966, is currently in use as an open air car park for around 100 vehicles and hosts the Marylebone Farmers' Market every Sunday. The redevelopment proposals include the construction of a new "city block" around a private courtyard. The five above-ground floors of the block would house 79 one- to three-bedroom apartments, of which 25 are proposed to be affordable homes, under the proposals.

The ground floor of the block would provide 4,028 square metres of retail space, including up to four restaurants and 1,022 sq m for community uses, under the plans. The community uses would include a multi-purpose hall, to be known as Marylebone Hall, which would be leased by the Council at a nominal rent and would provide a new home for the Marylebone Farmers' Market.

Some of the remaining community space is intended to be let to a primary healthcare GP surgery. The plans also include 95 public and 68 private car parking spaces and storage for 176 cycles within two basement levels.

"This proposal for the redevelopment of Moxon Street Car Park aims to repair a hole in the urban fabric of Marylebone," said the design and access statement submitted with the developers' planning application. "It will reinstate the historic street pattern dating from 1750 up to 1966."

"The design provides high quality residential buildings (both private and affordable), reactivated street frontages, wider streets, community facilities and provision for Marylebone Farmers’ Market," said the statement.