Description of 55 Broadway
55 Broadway is a redevelopment of offices to a residential-led building in St James's, London SW1.
The existing was designed by Charles Holden and built between 1927 and 1929. 55 Broadway has been London Underground's iconic Headquarters for over 80 years and is situated above St James's Park Tube station. The building was listed Grade II in 1970 and upgraded to Grade I in 2011 by English Heritage on account of its outstanding national historic and architectural interest.
Transport for London (TfL) has appointed TateHindle as the architect to prepare the planning proposals for the redevelopment of its historic London Underground Headquarters, 55 Broadway.
In August 2013, TfL launched a competitive tender for architects to submit their proposals for the future of the building. During the tender process, TfL considered every potential option for the building with office, hotel and residential uses all being evaluated.
After detailed analysis the conclusion was reached that a residential led development would deliver the best value for fare and taxpayers and would also be the most suitable option to maintain the heritage of the Grade I listed building.
The building will continue to be used as an office for TfL staff with plans for staff to remain there until 2015.
2014 - Planning permission for: Change of use of 55 Broadway on part first to thirteenth floors from offices to private residential (77 units) including extensions at tenth-floor level; use of part first floor as B1 offices and reconfiguration of ground floor retail. Part demolition and redevelopment of 100 Petty France and Wing Over Station to provide affordable residential accommodation (35 units) and associated car parking (43 spaces). Ref. No: 14/10496/FULL