Crossrail has been granted its third and final planning consent for the new Crossrail station at Bond Street in the West End of London. The latest approval to be granted by Westminster City Council is for a masterplan station around the eastern side of the scheme, facilitating enhanced accessibility to the ticket hall at Hanover Square.
The masterplan station also increases the size of the over station development, allowing the developer, Great Portland Estates, to maximise the development opportunities of the site.
The overall Bond Street Station project, designed by John McAslan + Partners (JMP), will see the creation of two deep east-west platforms which emerge at street level via two new ticket halls south of Oxford Street. Earlier this year, the practice obtained consent for the ticket halls sited at Hanover Square and Davies Street that define the eastern and western sides of the station respectively.
Hiro Aso, director at JMP, said, "We are delighted that all elements of our design have been approved on this complex and very prominent project in the heart of Mayfair. This latest announcement is particularly exciting as the masterplan station draws on our experience in infrastructure and urban integration to improve the permeability of the station whilst also harnessing the full development opportunities of the site."
JMP's new Crossrail Station will be integrated with the existing Tube station to form a combined station that will stretch from Hanover Square to Oxford Street, with the number of daily passengers expected to rise from 155,000 to 225,000 once complete in 2017.
Enabling works have started on site and the next major construction contracts are to be awarded from the end of this year.
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