Plans unveiled for Liverpool Street station project in London

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A landmark hotel and office scheme at London’s Liverpool Street station has been revealed. The plan was created by a three-way joint venture between Shard builder Sellar, Elizabeth Line operator MTR, and Network Rail. The £1.5 billion scheme will include a £450 million infrastructure work program. The program is funded by a private-sector partnership to upgrade the station and relieve congestion.

A new vision for Liverpool Street station is being developed in collaboration with architect Herzog & de Meuron. It is set to create a transport hub that also provides new retail and leisure for visitors, passengers, and the local community. The plans call for a new 16-story building above the concourse. It will have six floors dedicated to a new Andaz hotel run by Hyatt and ten floors dedicated to offices.

The former historic Grade II listed Andaz hotel will also be sensitively restored as part of the plan. The hotel first opened as the Great Eastern hotel in 1884. Its historic rooms, including the masonic temples and ballroom, will be made more accessible to the public. Thus, they will offer an amazing meeting, leisure, and exhibition space. The public consultation will take place at the Andaz London Liverpool Street hotel from November 21-23, 2022, ahead of the expected planning application submission next year.

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Plans for the upgrade of Liverpool Street station

“While working patterns have shifted post-COVID, passenger numbers are rebounding quickly. Furthermore, it is critical that we continue to invest in London’s transportation infrastructure,” said James Sellar, Chief Executive of Sellar. “Our plan to much upgrade Liverpool Street station. Thus, it will lessen chronic overcrowding and future-proof it for future generations at no cost to taxpayers or fare payers.”

“We believe that the station upgrade will also help the City maintain its position as one of the world’s most innovative, inclusive, and sustainable business ecosystems, as well as a highly attractive place to invest, work, live, learn, and visit.”