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London Mayor approves plans for Paddington tower

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London Mayor approves plans for Paddington tower

The plans to build a 19-storey tower at the Paddington central scheme in West London were approved by London Mayor. The Westminster council has refused to give but Sadiq Khan overturned the move by giving British Land the go-ahead for the office-led mixed-use building.

It was a 13-storey building that was put for proposal previously at the Five Kingdom Street site, next to the A4 Westway. The latest proposal exceeds the number of floors comparatively. British Land has now agreed to raise its contribution to Westminister’s affordable housing fund.

The fund is raised from £1.75m to just over £14m by Westminster’s council. The energy strategy to achieve 43% carbon-saving based on current modelling has also been revised and will achieve a net-zero carbon development by maximising on-site opportunities.

Ramboll is a consultant acting as energy, structural and MEP consultant on Five Kingdom Street. The proposed plans will also utilise the unused large Crossrail box structure. This was actually meant for train sidings but is now no longer needed for the rail project.

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