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Crossrail has obtained planning consent from Westminster City Council for a major development at Paddington Triangle, designed by architects Grimshaw.

The existing station is a busy central London railway terminus and London Underground complex served by four underground lines: the Bakerloo; Hammersmith & City; District and Circle lines.

The 350,000 sq ft development is located at the junction of Bishop’s Bridge Road and the Grand Union Canal.

The scheme comprises:

  • 15 storeys of high-quality office space with the office reception and retail at canal level.
  • Access is also available from Bishop’s Bridge Road and the western elevation will be brought to life with two panoramic lifts.
  • A grand colonnade is proposed along the canal frontage on the north of the building, behind which sits the station entrance, office entrance, and retail provision.

The building frontages are divided into three-storey bays, with the southern, western, and eastern fronts incorporating vertical solar-shading slatted louvres. These will be rotated along the length of the façade and staggered between each of the façade bays to provide a strong graphic pattern and play of shadow across the large, unbroken south façade.

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