TfL submits plans for residential-led redevelopment of Westminster headquarters

Out-Law News | 14 Nov 2014 | 5:07 pm |

Transport for London (TfL) has submitted plans to Westminster Council for the redevelopment of its Grade I-listed Victoria headquarters into a residential-led scheme with 124 new homes.

The TateHindle-designed plans for the office building complex at 55 Broadway propose the change of use of the Grade I-listed 55 Broadway office building to provide 89 new apartments. The apartments would be a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, with six penthouse apartments also planned for the upper floors of the building, according to the plans.  

The existing ground floor retail space would be expanded to provide 658 sq m of shops and 228 sq m of restaurant space under the plans. The refurbishment of the 55 Broadway building's external Portland stone cladding and sculptures and the retention and refurbishment of bespoke interior fixtures and fittings has also been proposed.

An adjoining office building known as Wing Over Station, which spans the London Underground railway line, would be modified under the plans to provide 35 affordable homes in a range of sizes, from studio apartments to three-bedroom maisonettes. The ground and first floors of the Wing Over Station building would contain 43 residents' car parking spaces.

The plans also propose the demolition of a 1970s infill building at 100 Petty France, which would be replaced by an entrance building and courtyard leading to the affordable housing at Wing Over Station.

The plans were submitted to the Council last month and a decision is expected by spring 2015.