Network Rail, Sellar and global rail transport operator MTR have submitted a joint planning application for proposed upgrades to transform Liverpool Street station, with the creation of around 160,000ft² of hotel space.
This future transformation has been developed in collaboration with architectural practice Herzog & de Meuron and benefits from a £1.5 billion investment. The new vision for Liverpool Street Station will offer new retail and leisure facilities for visitors, passengers and the local community.
If approved, the new Andaz hotel will bring 256 rooms to the airspace above the 1990’s elements of the station. The six-storey hotel set for development at the top of the building will include a venue that can host conferences, talks, lectures and live music. A decision to accept this project by the City of London Corporation is expected in 2024.
The development project will seek to protect the station and hotel’s unique historic features, including by restoring the Victorian trainsheds, preserving the historic façades of the Grade II*-listed site and opening up new views of the structures throughout the station.
The upgrades to Liverpool Street station are essential in helping London maintain its status as a world-class city and encourage people back to the capital by significantly improving the experience for the station’s millions of users and commuters. The plans will create one of the most sustainable destinations in the Square Mile, including a rooftop garden and City Lido, both accessible to the public. The office, hotel and leisure components above the station will be designed with the highest environmental and wellness credentials and will enable the £450 millions of vital station upgrades at no cost to passengers or the taxpayer.
James Sellar, Chief Executive at Sellar