Plans lodged for vast British Library extension

Joint venture developers Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan UK have submitted plans for an 800,000 sq ft extension to the British Library site near St Pancras in London.

Architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have drawn up the scheme for the site at the rear of the existing building. Engineer Arup has also been appointed to the project.

The project will include around 100,000 sq ft of new space for the British Library itself, and the station works infrastructure for Crossrail 2 beneath the site should it proceed.

This would be funded by a further 600,000 sq ft of space available for commercial let targeting the bioscience and knowledge quarter tenants.

The proposed extension will open up public access to the library with new routes between Euston Road to the south and a new entrance beside Dangoor Walk to the north.

Source: Construction Enquirer

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