Description of Farringdon West
Farringdon West is a Crossrail Over-Site Development (OSD) with entrances on the corner of Farringdon Road and Cowcross Street in Clerkenwell, London EC1.
A mixed-use development with ground floor and basement retail together with six storeys of high-quality office space, providing improved local views of St Paul’s cathedral.
The office floors have been reconfigured to provide a single core, creating open, flexible floorplates of up to 2,700 sq m . Designed by StudioShaw, the ground floor intends to be enjoyed by both the public and occupiers: offering a lively mix of food and beverage options, as well as a garden area positioned both within and outside the building. A further distinctive feature will be the approximately 170-person auditorium expected to offer event space for occupiers.
The development is immediately adjacent to the newly built Farringdon station, which is uniquely positioned as the only station where Crossrail (which will operate as the Elizabeth line), London Underground and Thameslink meet. When the Elizabeth line opens in December 2018, it will be one of the busiest stations in the UK.
Construction of the seven-storey commercial scheme will complete in 2020.